Course code MašZ2016

Credit points 2

Product Design AutoCAD II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation13.12.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics

Course developer

author Mehānikas institūts

Olafs Vronskis

Dr. paed.

Prior knowledge

InfT1036, IT in Design I

MākZ3026, Drawing

MašZ2015, Product Design AutoCAD I

Course abstract

Students acquire general design rules of plans and wall elevations designing, interior object's, orthogonal and axonometrical projections, computer-aided methods for 2D drawings and 3D models for interior product designing.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - students know AutoCAD program applications, tools and capabilities of computer-aided designs for different products
The level of knowledge shall be determined by assessing the theoretical justification of the solution to graphical works.
• Skills – students are able to draw different components or combinations of stylized or geometric elements, to form views and cuts and to design drawings in accordance with the ISO requirements. Students are able to create a 3D model for an imaginary component or model.
The level of skills shall be determined by assessing the quality of the performance of graphical works.
• Competence – students are able to use the acquired professional knowledge and skills in practical work and study to design and construct different subjects and artistically projections of environment.
The level of competence shall be determined by evaluating 3 test works.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Making simple sections in the ortogonal projections.
2. Display dimensions in detail sectional views. Building quarter-sections in the isometric view.
3.Test work.
4. Using scale in building plans.
5. Design of the building plan. Display the dimensions in the building's plans.
6. Test work.
7. Modeling a 3d building model.
8. Visualization of the 3d building.
9. Test work.
10. 3D modeling of different interior objects.
11. Ortogonal projection drawings of interior objects.
12.Assambleys of 3D interiors.
13. Assambley drawings of 3D interiors. Building wall notes.
14. Test work.
15. The design of the stairs.
16. Visualization of 3d objects. 3D object animation.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Development and theoretical justification of 5 graphical tasks and passed 4 test works and final test work.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The graphical tasks in the laboratory work must be complete independently, in accordance with the conditions specified in the laboratory work. Theoretical justification of the solution to graphical task takes place after its completion, during laboratory work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

• The level of knowledge shall be determined by:
knowledge of terms, definitons interpretation, knowledge of techniques, comprehension of regularities.
• The level of skills shall be determined by:
graphical basic skills, skill to operate with knowledge, skill to analyze and predict, skill of creative activity.
• The level of competence shall be determined by:
Non-assisted quiz development using only the tools needed to perform graphic work.
The level of knowledge, skills and competence is determined using summative assessment.

Compulsory reading

1. Mozga N. Projektēšanas pamati programmā AutoCAD. Rīga: Mācību grāmata, 2010. 285 lpp. 2. Finkelstein E. Autocad 2015 and AutoCad LT 2015 bible. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2014. 1253 p. 3. Орлов А. AutoCAD. Питер, 2015. 384 c.


The study course is included in the compulsory part of the professional higher education study program " Design and crafts " of the Faculty of Engineering.