Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

558 - Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering

25872 - Computer Aided Design I

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25872 - Computer Aided Design I
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
558 - Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering
First semester
Subject Type:

3.2. Competences


CB01. Students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that is part of the general secondary education curricular, and is typically at a level which, although it is supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that involve knowledge of the forefront of their field of study.

CB02. Students can apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have competences typically demonstrated through devising and defending arguments and solving problems within their field of study.

CB03. Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to inform judgments that include an important reflection on social, scientific or ethical issues.

CB04. Students can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

CB05. Students have developed those skills needed to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.



GC06. Ability to generate the necessary documentation for the proper transmission of ideas through graphics, reports and technical documents, models and prototypes, oral presentations in Spanish and other languages.

GC07. Ability to use and master techniques, skills, tools and techniques and communication and others specific of design engineering needed for design practice.

GC08. Ability to learn continuously, to develop autonomous learning strategies and to work in multidisciplinary groups with motivation and determination to achieve goals.


SC18. Ability to generate 3D geometric models for application to presentations, photorealistic rendering, simulations and tests of various kinds.

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process is based on teaching in class theoretical contents and the subsequent realization of practices proposed by the teacher which progressively increase in complexity allowing to consolidate the theoretical content that  is taught.



Enrolled students will have access from the beginning of the course through the corresponding course moodle-unizar to all information relevant for monitoring the course:


   Program structure and content of the subject.


   Evaluation criteria

   chronological planning and content of the sessions.

   Documentation of the subject.

   Course notes.

   Problems and statements of work to do.

   Bibliography of reference for the contents of the subject.

   Teacher data as tutoring schedules, etc.



5.2. Learning tasks

1 Theory classes taught to all students (1h / week)


In these classes the teacher presents the entire group of students most  theoretical content needed for the development of the subject, the various modules that compose it and the interrelationship between them


2 Lessons guided practice (3h / week) in computer classroom.


They are taught in groups of about 20 people. In these  and on the computer the contents are taught applied to each of the modules. The teacher with the help of a video projector makes a practical application of the most important commands. Students try to reproduce on their own computer the obtained explanations.


3 tutored classes.


In them the teacher monitors the progress of the work, gives indications for the next steps and verifies the level of learning of each student.



The distribution of the workload is set out below


The total teaching load of the subject is 6 ECTS: 150 hours for the student.


Of which:


15 hours of lecture (15 sessions of 1 hour)


40 hours of practical classes (20 sessions of 2 hours)


20 hours of theoretical study.


70 hours of practical work.


2.5 h examination and presentation of papers.


2.5 hours of protection of jobs.

5.3. Syllabus

Subject program.


1. Modules that set up the application and the relationship between them (Week 1)


2. Pieces modeling (Week 2 to 4)


   Definition of sketches



   Sketch operations

   Work operations

   Predefined operations


3. Getting exploded drawings. (Week 5 to 7)


   Generation of formats and boxes

   Obtaining different types of views

   Documentation plans


4. Creating assemblies (Week 8 to 9)


   Restrictions between pieces

   Sharing components

   Simulations of operation of sets


5. Presentations (Week 9 to 10)


   Application of materials and colors


   Animations and explosions


6. Obtainment of general plans and list of materials (Week 11 to 12)


7. adaptive design and advanced features (Week 13 to 14)


8. Technics of Import and export of models between applications (Week 15)

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The practice sessions are held in the laboratory according to schedule established by the Center and published prior to the start date of the course on the website of the Centre and on bulletin boards.


Each teacher will inform its hours of tutoring.


The other activities will be planned depending on the number of students and will be announced with enough time.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources



   Modeling with Autodesk Inventor 2014. Barona Francisco Caparros. Ed. Rama.

   Autodesk Inventor 2012. Thom Tremblay. Ed. Anaya Multimedia.

   Industrial drawing. Sets and Exploded. J.M.Auría, P. Ibañez, P. Ubieto.

   The great book of Solidworks. Sergio Gomez. Ed. Marcombo.