Technical Drawing


  1. To apply the rules of Technical Drawing in order to achieve the graphical representation of mechanical components.
  2. To read and execute orthogonal projections.
  3. To understand the rules of Technical Drawing in order to draw axonometric projections (perspectives).
  4. To understand the rules of Technical Drawing in order to draw assemblages of components.
  5. To be capable to model and to assemble non-complex tridimensional parts using a Computer-Aided Design software. 
  6. To know how to 3D print the parts modelled.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António José Freire Mourão, Bruno Alexandre Rodrigues Simões Soares


Weekly - 3

Total - 56

Teaching language





  1. Desenho Técnico – Luís Veiga da Cunha – Ed. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
  2. Desenho Técnico Moderno – Arlindo Silva, Carlos Tavares Ribeiro, João Dias, Luís Sousa – Ed. Lidel
  3. Elements made available by teachers.

Teaching method

The UC will be taught in a practical theoretical model, in which the concepts presented are immediately put into practice.

The course will have a fundamental emphasis on freehand drawing as well as the use of 3D CAD software.

Evaluation method

•1 Test  50%
•1 Project  40%
•OT’s (Exercises performed in class)  10%
•To obtain frequency (mandatory condition to pass the class) students must have at least 9.5v on the project and deliver a minimum of  3 OT.
•Minimum Pass Grade 10 valores

Minimum test grade 8.5 points

Subject matter

  1. Rules for graphical representation.
  2. Representation of orthogonal projections.
  3. Sectional views.
  4. Dimensioning.
  5. Axonometric views.
  6. Introduction to computer aided design (CAD 3D).
  7. 3D printing of modelled parts.


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