Course code BūvZ3148

Credit points 2

3D Modeling and Printing

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures6

Number of hours for laboratory classes26

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation20.10.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author reserch

Jolanta Luksa

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students gain insight into 3D modeling and printing in applicable computer programs (MicroStation, SkechUp, Blender). Students learn to draw simple 3D models according to the instructions given by the lecturers, to construct self-invented 3D models, to prepare them for printing. Gain insight into the materials used for printing. Prints a self-created 3D model.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1. Knows the programs used in 3D modeling and printing. Competences should be assessed in the test.
2. Is able to independently create and print simple 3D models, perform post-processing of models and determine further application. Skills should be assessed during laboratory work and independent work.
3. Is able to recognize and know the specifics of materials used in 3D printing. Competences should be assessed in the test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Introduction to 3D printing (1h)
2. Programs used in 3D modeling and printing (2h)
3. Features of the computer program MicroStation and working environment (1h)
4. Possibilities and working environment of SkechUp computer program (1h)
5. Materials used in 3D printing (1h)
6. Drawing 3D models (10h)
7. 3D modeling (10h)
8. Preparation of 3D models for printing (4h)
9. 3D model printing (2h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Must have successfully written 2 tests, developed laboratory works and passed independent work.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Within the framework of independent work, the student develops an individual drawing of a 3D model, in accordance with the teacher's instructions.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The course mark is formed as an accumulative assessment from the average assessment of tests, laboratory work and permanent work.

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