354-0639/02 – CAD 4 - Advanced Techniques (CAD4)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of RoboticsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mihola, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mihola, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOB0001 doc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.
MIH03 doc. Ing. Milan Mihola, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge in the area of progressive design and construction procedures with computer support. In the first part, it is the use of Behavioral Modeling technology, i.e. creating parts and assemblies under conditions where are predefined the required final properties of the part or assembly (e.g. position of the center of gravity, surface, volume, working space, etc.). In the second part of the course, students will acquire knowledge in the area of shape and dimensional optimization of components and assemblies in terms of stress forces (reactions) and structural analysis (stress, deformation). In the third part, students will acquire basic knowledge of computer support resources in the area of simultaneous construction of multiple individuals and teams. At the end, students will be acquainted with the possibility of interconnecting the CAD system with third-party software products.

Teaching methods

Project work


This course is a continuation of CAD I and CAD II courses. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with other, more advanced options of the selected CAD system. Teaching will focus on the possibilities for optimization of parts and assemblies both in terms of their dimensions, weight, center of gravity and the like, and in terms of ability to withstand the specified load. Also the possibilities of interconnection of CAD system with third-party software products will be outlined.

Compulsory literature:

[1] HOWARD, William E. Introduction to solid modeling using SolidWorks 2016. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, [2016]. ISBN 978-125-969656-5.

Recommended literature:

[1] HANSEN, L. Scott. Learning and applying SolidWorks 2013-2014: step-by-step. Seventh edition. South Norwalk: Industrial Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-8311-3483-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous control and point evaluation of the outcomes of the exercises. The result is semestral project.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures and tutorials: 1. Introduction to selected CAD system settings - part 1 2. Introduction to selected CAD system settings - part 2 3. Behavioral modeling - part 1 4. Behavioral modeling - part 2 5. Feasibility and optimization studies - Part 1 6. Feasibility and optimization studies - Part 2 7. Shape and size optimization - part 1 8. Shape and dimensional optimization - part 2 9. Using tools for creating dimensional series of parts and nodes - part 1 10. Using tools for creating dimensional series of parts and nodes - part 2 11. Using Skeleton to design a new mechanism - part 1 12. Using Skeleton to design a new mechanism - part 2 13. Interconnection of CAD system with third-party software - part 1 14. Connection of CAD system with third-party software - part 2

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: The minimum required attendance at seminars 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S02) Mechanical Design of Robotic Systems P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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