Lectured in 1st year Master in Industrial Sciences in Construction Science
Theory [A] 0.0
Exercises [B] 38.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 80
Studypoints [E] 3
Level specialized
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Guy FOUBERT
Reference IBIWBO01A00006
Key words
Applied Mechanics, Construction of buildings

Graphic Techniques CAD is a necessary education part for obtaining competentions concerning design of both mechanical and structural elements or constructions.
Design always starts with concept whereby in first state a drawing or plan is required, only than strength evaluation, simulation and construction is following.
This first step is essential for further run and communication within a project of mechanical or structural kind. For these reasons Graphic Techniques CAD has to be given in the first year bachelor/master.
As you can see, in different sectors there are designs and constructions all kinds : buildings, machines, networks, piping, .... for house and industry, public works, refineries, treatment plants. All these examples make the goal for a versatile technician or engineer.

  • Different forms of perspectives : examples
  • Principles of European and American projection method
  • Spatial insight and reading drawings : exercises on paper, both 2D-and 3D-models
  • Different forms of sections : plain, stepped and local sections, exercises
  • Use and interpretation of technical standards and drawing rules : line sort, dimensioning, title corner and partlist
  • In addition for computer drawing : set up drawing area, use of drawing commands, inscription of text and dimensioning and the generation of 2D-and 3D-models

The use of a PC and the operating system Windows

Final Objectives
  • Generally scientific
    - Independently deal with scale-drawing problems in different fields-
    - Gained insight into a 2 and 3-dimensional image of spatial elements
    - Accurate production of a drawing according to design rules
  • Generally technical
    - Be capable to interprete a technical construction (mechanical of structural) concerning used scale, standards and rules
    - Be in the possibility to apply designsoftware AUTOCAD 2004 for building up models and plans for each construction
    - Have control of a certain knowledge of materials concerning applications, right choices, indication of drawings and plans, finishing of surfaces....
  • Profession specific
    To obtain a projectminded involvement in professional life and in the world of construction

Materials used
Concerning the new release of the software Autocad 2004, there's a new draft of the course book in construction. This course material includes theory as well as standards, drawing rules and appropriate exercises.

Study costs
Aim price course material is about 10 €

Study guidance
Individual coaching of each student
Problems can be solved during course time
Eventually the student always can make an appointment

Teaching Methods
Graphic Techniques CAD is catalogued in labo
Classical coached exercises with between times audio sessions
Theory, exercises and supervised support during working on PC

  • Permanent evaluation is possible because of the individual follow up of different exercises. this part includes 40% of the toal evaluation
  • Validation of a construction drawing on paper taking into account the use of right standards and representation method, correctness and precision. this part includes 20% of total evaluation
  • Practical examination (organised during the last session) worked out on computer : this part includes 40% of total evaluation

Guy Foubert