Génie industriel - Rubrique Formation - 2022

Product Models 1 - 4GUP1301

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 12.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 16.5
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 1.5
    • Written tests 1.5


    ECTS 3.0


Digital representations are key elements contributing to the product development process. The associated software, mainly CAD software and technical data management systems, allow the manipulation of the product description. This module aims to train students in the use of these tools in order to improve their mastery in the design office, and to specify data quality in the extended enterprise.
This module aims to train students to use these tools in order to improve their control in the design office, and to specify the quality of data in the extended enterprise.to create and modify a partial description of a product being designed through common geometric representations (CAD) and technical data management tools.to identify the different categories of forms that a product can take during its development process.to understand the limits of current software descriptions and to evaluate their consequences on the product development process,to share information on a product through technical data management systems. (The configuration of TDMSs will not be covered in this module).Exchange information between design support software.Organise steps in the product development process from existing software and its constraints.

This module is spread over the two semesters with :

  • standard elements of CAD tools and expert uses (CAM, SCAN, Kinematic Simulation) in the first semester
  • advanced modelling plus technical data management in the second semester


Frederic NOEL



• introduction - concept of a digital representation, principles of description and product shape modelling processes
• descriptive models of curves, surfaces, volumes and non-manifold objects
• modelling process of surfaces and volumes (B-Rep and CSG)
• setting up a model
• parameterised geometry
• modelling assembling
• exchanging models
• exchanging standards of geometric models
• STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data)
• protocols for interoperability between models
• sharing digital representations of products: technical data management systems
• elements of modelling by entities
• sharing elementary models of digital product representations
• representing product reference: versions and configurations
• managing access rights: reservation of rights, notification process
• application process for modifications

Tutorials - practical work using machines

• modelling a complex object using CAD software
• limits of voluminal modelling
• surface modelling
• parameterised models
• sharing information using PDM
• configuration management
• implementation of a change request
• implementation of notifications
• exchanging data between heterogeneous tools

  • retro-design

Labwork :
Modelisation of a complex system and link to of skilled expertises


The first year ISR module
Basic CAD
Technological knowledge
Knowledge of manufacturing methods
Knowledge of product behaviour simulation techniques


CC = Assessment of practical work
There are no 'resits' for practical work, so the marks can not be changed.

E1 = Final written exam for the 1st exam period
E2 = Final written or oral exam for the 2nd exam period

N1 = Final mark for the 1st exam period
N2 = Final mark for the 2nd exam period

N1 = (CC+E1)/2
N2 = E2

CC = contrôle continu (TP + Exposés eventuels)
E1 = Evaluation individuelle première session (tout test ou examen intermediaire)
E2 = Examen seconde session

Cette organisation est compatible avec une évaluation en distanciel


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master PD - Semester 7
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4GUP1301
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


PDM: Product Data Management, Rodger Burden, Springer; 1 edition (November 5, 2003)ISBN-10: 3540403736, ISBN-13: 978-3540403739
Product Lifecycle Management, Antti Saaksvuori, Anselmi Immonen, Resource Publishing (May 19, 2003) ISBN-10: 0970035225, ISBN-13: 978-0970035226
Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking,McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 26, 2005), ISBN-10: 0071452303, ISBN-13: 978-0071452304
Product Lifecycle Management: 21st century Paradigm for Product Realisation, Springer; 1 edition (August 27, 2004), ISBN-10: 1852338105, ISBN-13: 978-1852338107