Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Technical Drawing / CAX

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Read standard-compliant workpiece drawings and correctly interpret display and dimension details.
• Create basic part drawings of simple bodies manually.
• Independently extract information from table books and apply it to their own drawing representations.
• Independently present machine elements in accordance with the applicable standards.
• Model 3D models based on 2D representations of different machine components.
• Configure a functional assembly from self-constructed components and parts from standard parts libraries.
• Use 3D CAD software in such a way that they can carry out complete design projects.
• Generate production-ready 2D drawing derivations.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Fundamentals of technical communication:
• Preparation of workpiece drawings with standard-compliant view arrangement, cuts, dimensions, surface and tolerance specifications, workpiece details
• Creation of parts lists and interpretation of exploded drawings
• Standard-compliant representation of basic machine elements:
• Representation of threads, countersinks
• Representation of screw, bolt and pin connections
• Representation of shaft-hub connections, bearings, gear wheels
• Function structure of the menu bars
• Sketch mode, dimensions and relationships
• Volume features such as rotation, extrusion, discharging
• Patterns, chamfers, curves, walls etc.
• Assembly design, links
• Integration of local standard parts libraries and parts from online catalogs
• Hands-on practical examples
• Standard-compliant drawing derivations

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


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


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

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable