Technical Design


Introduction of the future civil engineer at Technical Drawing as a language of communication for the profession.

Technical rules and graphing.

National and international standards applicable to Technical Drawing.

Notions of representation based on Technical Design

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Armando Manuel Sequeira Nunes Antão, Rui Noel Alves Vera Cruz


Weekly - 3

Total - 42

Teaching language



No requirements.

The course unit has no precedence.


Ching, Francis D. K., Juroszek, Steven P., Representação Gráfica para Desenho e Projecto, 1998, Gustavo Gilli, Barcelona

Ching, Francis D. K., Representação Gráfica em Arquitectura, 2000, 3ª Edição, Bookman,


Cunha, Luís Veiga da, Desenho Técnico, 2004, 17ª Edição, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,


LNEC, Desenhos Técnicos. Vistas, Edições LNEC – Lisboa

LNEC, Desenhos Técnicos. Secções e Cortes, Edições LNEC – Lisboa

Morais, José Manuel de Simões, Desenho Técnico Básico, 2006, Porto Editora, Porto

Reis Cabrita, A. M., Regras para a Elaboração de Projectos, 1996, LNEC, Lisboa

Robert W. Gill, Desenho de Perspectiva, 2008, 1ª Edição, Editora Presença, Lisboa

Silva, A., Dias. J., Sousa, L., Desenho Técnico Moderno, 2002, 2ª Edição, Lidel – Edições Técnicas, Lisboa

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 several practical exercises to apply the knowledge imparted.

In the case of E-learning, the subject will also be explained through a program to be defined, informing the students.

Evaluation method

Theorical and pratical Assessment Model
Avaluation test = 30% final grade
Practical Work Single 1 = 30 % of final grade
Practical Work Single 2 = 40 % of final grade
Obtaining Frequency: Presence in 3/4 of theoretical-practical classes (75%).

In the case of E-Learning, Frequency is obtained by delivering the work within the stipulated period. 

The individual practical test will be done in the E-learning method, according to what will be defined in class.

In case of confinement, the practical work will be carried out with the accompaniment of the teacher and in accordance with the higher recommendations.

In case of confinement and if each shift is divided into two groups, the assessment test will be taken at weeks 51 and 52.

No appeal exam.

Subject matter

The Importance of Technical Drawing in Civil Engineering.

Types of design, concepts of representation through drawing, its importance and application fields.

Recourse to Technical Drawing for the development of the project and its relationship with the Computer Aided Design.

Technical Design - graphical representation: national standards, ISO standards and technical standards; scales and their different representations / applications.

Written normalized, legends and types of lines and dashes in Technical Drawing.

Orthogonal projections, design, representation and reading.

Cuts and Sections. Indication and arrangement of sections. Sections displaced and batting.

Fast perspective - Isometric and Knight.

Design of Plans, Elevations and Cuts in Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Dimensioning planimetric and altimetry.


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