Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Technical Drawing / CAX

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• read standard workpiece drawings as well as to correctly interpret presentation details and dimensioning details.
• manually draw fundamental workpiece drawings of simple bodies.
• take pieces of information from data manuals on their own and apply them to their own drawings.
• independently present manufacture-ready machine elements while taking into consideration valid norms.
• use 2D presentations of different machine components to create 3D models.
• configurate a functional assembly out of self-assembled components as well as from standard parts libraries.
• apply 3D CAD software in a way that makes it possible to implement entire construction projects.
• produce 2D drawings that meet valid norms of manufacture.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Fundamentals of technical communication:
• Creation of workpiece drawings with standard view structure, cutaway drawings, dimensioning, details about surfaces, tolerances and workpieces
• Creation of parts lists and interpretation of exploded view drawings
Standard presentation of fundamental machine elements:
• Presentation of threads, countersinks
• Presentation of screw joints, bolt joints and pin joints
• Presentation of shaft-hub connections, bearings, gearwheels
• Fuctional structure of menu bars
• Sketch mode, dimensioning and connections
• Volume features, such as rotation, extrusion, extraction
• Patterns, chamfers, curves, boundaries, etc.
• Assembly construction, connections
• Inclusion of local standard parts libraries and parts from online catalogues
• Hands-on practical examples of work
• Standard drawings

recommended or required reading

• Dobler, et al. (2007): Fachkunde Metall, 55. Aufl., Europa Lehrmittelverlag Haan
• Frischherz (1987): Tabellenbuch für Metalltechnik, Bohmann Fachbuch im Verlag Jugend & Volk Wiener Neudorf

assessment methods and criteria

Assignment, written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable