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Virtual design 7.5 Credits

Datorstödd projektering
Second cycle, W7003B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 4 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Timber Structures
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

Basic skills in building information modelling, preferable in Revit Architecture or Revit Structure. Basic skills in understanding drawings, knowledge of the building process and the role of building design.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course the student should be able to deliver correctly formatted drawings following the rules set by the Swedish standard Bygghandlingar 90. Furthermore, technical descriptions of the building using AMA is covered.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Model building objects in 3D
- Read and understand construction drawings
- Produce construction drawings with the appropriate level of detail
- Annotate construction drawings
- Reflect upon own work using proper references to literature

After completing the course, the student shall understand:
- The building design process and how it interacts with the building process
- The role of building information modeling in construction
- How virtual models are quality audited with each other
- How import and export between software for building information modeling works

The course will cover building information modelling in the later stage of building design process i.e. from 3D-model to generation of 2D-drawings. The role of the drawing and how to construct it to serve the contractors is stressed in the course.

The course is split in two stages. During the first stage, four individual assignments are completed covering the understanding of drawings, 3D-modeling of structures, generation of 2D-drawings, and quantity take-off from models.
During the second stage a project assignment is completed. Students work in groups of 3, drafting one storey in a multi-storey building. The project is based upon an existing building and students are given the bottom and top floors as initial data. Students are to deliver a 3D-model, two construction drawings and a quantity take-off report.
Lectures support the work during the first stage (lectures are given in Swedish). During the second stage, tutoring in computer rooms is organized.

Four individual assignments and one project work. The individual assignments are given 10 course credits each (40%), the project work 60 course credits (60%). The final grade is based on the course credits earned during the course.

Course is given in Swedish or English if international students are present

Transition terms

Gustav Jansson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Assignment reports3.0TG U G#
0002Project assignment4.5TG U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 22 Jan 2008

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 09 Jan 2018