Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Documentation of Products

Overall Course Objectives

The aim of the course is that the students:
– Get a basic insight into the functioning, structure and manufacturing of mechanical engineering products.
– Will be able to communicate professionally using sketches, technical drawings and other graphic models.
– Will be able to use an advanced CAD system.
– Will be able to perform technical records, including using DTU’s IT facilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the characteristics of the projection (double-orthogonal and axonometric projection) and choose the most appropriate projection form for a given task.
  • Perform the drawing types, principles sketches and diagrams that describe machine construction and function and apply them to spatial visual drawings and sketches, mechanical engineering and design drawing.
  • Read a mechanical drawing and judge whether it is clear and unambiguous.
  • Produce a high-quality mechanical engineering drawing suitable for manufacture in an external workshop, including having demonstrated knowledge of relevant standards.
  • Model a product of multiple components in an advanced CAD system and apply the models as a basis for the production of simple machining drawings and Rapid Protyping of the models.
  • Use drawing (graphic modeling and communication) for problem solving, including proposition and presentation.
  • Document the results of the project work in a technical journal or poster with a high academic content.
  • Perform simple calculations in order to investigate, understand and document mechanical products from everyday life.
  • Identify standard elements, machine elements and machine parts in a simple product.

Course Content

Sketching techniques, basic projection rules and standards for performing drawings of machine components. Dimensioning, including indication of simple tolerances and surface roughness. General introduction to graphic communication, including presentation of results in technical journals. Use of CAD for product modeling, production of technical drawings as well as illustrations and animations.

Students will typically study delivered mechanical engineering products individually or in smaller groups and try to clarify a number of industrial, economic, quality, product development and technical aspects. The products are modeled descriptively and analytically in a variety of models, including describing and analyzing the features of the used machine elements. The work on product analysis is documented in the form of drawing documentation and journals.

Teaching Method

Lectures, technical drawing exercises, group work including reporting



Faggruppen for mekanisk teknologi (100%)
Maskinteknik: mandatory course 1st semester

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13 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62145
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Tues 13-17

7.500,00 DKK