Goals and contents


Students are given intensive training in Pro/Engineer Wildfire as well as Windchill PDMLink, a product lifecycle management system.

These are high-end CAD & PLM systems. Comparable systems are CATIA & Smarteam or Unigraphics & Teamcenter.

Based on the course, a complex design task is processed independently in teams as part of the machine design workshop. The results are modelled in Pro/Engineer and drawings are derived from it. This enables students to examine their observations closely and to improve the secure handling of the software.


Learning content:

  • Basic and advanced drafting techniques
  • Simple and advanced basic features
  • Use of engineering features
  • Use of reference elements
  • Use of parameters and relations
  • Patterns and advanced patterns, local groups
  • Basics of assembly creation
  • Use of top-down and bottom-up methods 
  • Designing with skeletal parts
  • Tools for visualisation and documentation
  • Basics of drafting
  • Using the associativity of drawing and model 
  • Family tables, slides
  • Structure operations
  • Information and analysis tools 
  • Use of PDMLink webclients
  • Use of PDMLink workspaces in Pro/Engineer
  • Administration of own product data in PDMLink