3D Design (E)

level of course unit

First Cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

• Students understand the basics of creating 3D models
• Students can create individual parts and assemblies with Solidworks
• Students can use standard parts libraries
• Students will be able to optimise 3D models for rapid prototyping such as 3D printing, laser cutting
• Students can export, save 3D models for rapid prototyping e.g. for 3D printing, laser cutting

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Basics of creating 3D models
• Introduction of the CAD software Solidworks
• Possibilities for creating and editing individual parts
• Possibilities for creating and editing assemblies
• Design rules for additive manufacturing
• Exporting 3D models for 3D printing and laser cutting

recommended or required reading

No required reading
Recommended reading:
• - Introduction in Solidworks

assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of participation and submission of own project

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures for introductions of the main topics and exercises for understanding and practice.

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Markus Ehrlenbach, MSc

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)


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