Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Computer Aided Design



Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia


Departamento de Engenharia Civil



Teacher in charge

Armando Manuel Sequeira Nunes Antão, Rui Noel Alves Vera Cruz

Weekly hours


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Teaching language



Initiation to the use of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) to develop images of objects and graphical representation of projects.

Introduction of the concepts of representation and fundamental techniques of CAD systems, with emphasis on application areas, advantages and benefits of use in the Project.

Knowledge of the potential application of Computer Aided Drawing in the practice of Civil Engineering.

Acquisition of skills for the use of CAD tools for project preparation.

Understanding and implementing rules and reading of the draft Civil Engineering.


Not applicable, mandatory course of the 1st cycle of studies MIEC.

Subject matter

Introduction to Information Technology.

Concepts, Models and Methods of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD).

Introduction to CAD Systems - Concepts, concepts of representation and fundamental techniques of CAD systems, with an emphasis on their application to the draft Civil Engineering.

Standards applicable to CAD systems.

Use of CAD systems in solving practical exercises.

The technical quality of the project and CAD systems.

Practical exercises in Lab.



Angel, E. - Interactive Computer Graphics, A Top-Down Approach Using Open GL, 5 - Ed. Addision-Wesley México, 2008, ISBN: 978-031-5358-6-3

Ferrante, A.J. - Computer Graphics for Engineers and Architects - Elsevier, 1996, London, ISBN: 978-158-1152-42-5

Lisboa, F. – Desenho de Arquitectura Assistido por Computador - FAUP Publicações, 1997, Porto, ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-972-9483-27-1

Cunha, L. Veiga Da - Desenho Técnico – 13ª Edição, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2004, Lisboa, ISBN: 972-31-0225-0

Theory and Technique of Drawing


ISO Switzerland - ISO Standards Handbook, Technical Drawings - Volumes 1 e 2, 4ª Ed, 2002, Suíça

NP 48:1968 (3ª Edição), Desenho técnico. Formatos

Teaching method

The working method to be adopted for the implementation of the syllabus, will be the subject of oral explanation, supported with the projection of images and representation in connection with construction of examples. This method will lead to the achievement by the student of many practical exercises to apply the knowledge imparted.

Evaluation method

The course evaluation is done by the method of continuous assessment.

The frequence is mandatory with compulsory presence in 2/3 of the classes in thesemester.

The evaluation consists of achievement throughout the semester three individual practical work and a test.

Practical Work Individual 1 (TPI1) 20% of final grade; Practical Work individual 2 (TPI2) 25% of final grade; Practical Work Individual 3 (TPI3) 20% of final grade. Test with the ponderation of 20% of final grade (T), with an addicional component of Behaviour, Attendance and Autonomy (CAA).

AC = ∑ [TPI1 (20%) + TPI2 (25%) + TPI3 (20%) + T (20%) + CAA (15%)]

Students without frequence and school achievement, will not have access to a final examination.