Course code BūvZ5038

Credit points 4.50

3D Modeling

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation19.01.2022

Responsible UnitInstitute of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author lect.

Jolanta Luksa

Mg. sc. ing.

Replaced course

BūvZM001 [GBUVM001] 3D Modeling

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to gain insight into 3D modeling. Students gain insight into computer programs used in 3D modeling and visualization (MicroStation, SkechUp, AutoCad). Students learn to draw 3D models according to the teacher's instructions, construct self-invented 3D models, prepare them for visualization and printing. Gain insight into the materials used in 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. Introductory lecture. Course content and tasks (lect.1h)
2. Introduction to 3D printing (lect.1h)
3. Programs used in 3D modeling and printing (lect.2h)
4. MicroStation software in modeling and working environment (lect. 2h, lab.w. 3 h)
Test 1
5. SkechUp computer software features and working environment (lect. 2h, lab.w. 3 h)
6. Computer program AutoCad features and working environment (lect. 2h, lab.w. 3 h)
7. Materials used in 3D printing (lect. 2h, lab.w. 1 h)
Test 2
8. Drawing 3D models (lect. 1h, lab.w. 4 h)
9. 3D modeling (lect. 1h, lab.w. 8 h)
10. Preparation of 3D models for visualization and printing (lect. 1h, lab.w. 6 h)
11. 3D model printing (lect. 1h, lab.w. 4 h)

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.

Compulsory reading

What is 3D Modeling & What’s It Used For? Pieejams:
What is 3D Modeling and Design? A Beginners Guide to 3D. Pieejams:
From mind to design in minutes. Tinkercad. Pieejams:

Further reading

What Is 3D Modeling? Pieejams:


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