Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD

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Siemens NX

Siemens NX software is a flexible and powerful integrated solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently. NX delivers the next generation of design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.


Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both an e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.


Hood Design:

  • In this particular project you will be working on to design the inner panel of a hood, according to euro cap standards and make sure that the part is manufacturer.
  • You will provide all the necessary reinforcements at the necessary regions and join the outer and inner panel using the proper joining methods.
  • You will also make sure that all the manufacturing requirements are being satisfied for all the cad part that you design.

Fender Drip area Design:

  • In this particular project you will be working on to design the drip area for the given fender, where you will make sure to follow certain dimensions that are required to be followed for the drip area.
  • In addition to that you will also provide the necessary bead and other embosses to strengthen the component.
  • you will make sure that the output part meets all the tolerances to be satisfied for the deep drawing process.

Roof Design:

  • In this particular challenge you will develop the ditch area and roof reinforcements.
  • You will also be doing calculations to see if the roof passes the snow load criteria and heat distortion criteria.
  • The number of bow roof rails will also be calculated from the above calculation.

Course Syllabus

Vehicle development cycle

This will be an introductory session where the basics of the automobiles and types of car bodies are explained. The complete vehicle development process which will explain the stages crossed by a car before it reaches the customer. The complete 3 years of development activity will be explained.

Basics of Automotive Body In White

This will be an introductory session where the basics of the automotive BiW is taught. The basics of steel and its properties are covered in major, as steel is an important component used in the cars. Steps followed in the selection of the material is discussed. Also, the cross-functional teams are explained and the need to coordinate with them is explained with the master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.

Design Methodology of a Hood, Fender, Roof and Side Doors

Out of all the BiW components, we will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side and Back doors. The design procedures for all the afore-mentioned parts can be summarized as follows.

  • Design Requirements
  • Functional Requirements
  • Regulations
  • Gap and Flushness requirements
  • Safety requirements

Case study - Converting - RUECKWANDTUER INNER PANEL

In this, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminum cast to the Steel Deep Draw part will be presented. Here is a quick summary of this case. The following design parameters were identified as critical and hence were fully described:

  • Seal Surface Width was the same as the aluminum liftgate
  • Tailgate outer parting was maintained the same
  • Liftgate thickness was modified
  • Gap and flushness were maintained

When you enroll in this course, you will be able to clearly understand these design parameters and the decisions that were made. In this case study, the design guidelines were set through a series of CAE simulations.

Design of key Mechanism - Lock and Striker

In this module, you will first learn the anatomy of a Locker and Striker Mechanism. In order to be a successful product development engineer, it is very important to understand in detail the development process and design requirements for even the tiniest components. In this module, we will be analyzing the locker and striker mechanism in detail.

Process and challenges with supplier manufactured parts

In this module, we will look at two case studies. Both of these studies focus on supplier manufacturing practices. We will discuss the design challenges faced by two Asian Automotive suppliers and then go over the solution methodologies

Featured Student Projects

Here are the students with some exceptionally good projects.

Saravanan S

Saravanan is a BIW Design engineer at Engineering consultancy

Naveen Raj

Naveen works as a production trainee and has done many projects on the design of automotive BIW components.

Jayesh Patil

Jayesh is a Graduate Trainee at a Pune-based company and his core interests are Automotive Design and Manufacturing.

Who can take this course?

Undergraduate students

If you have completed at least 2 semesters of undergraduate education in the following majors, then this course will be highly useful for you.

Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Materials Engineering

Student Testimonials

Our students love us! Read what they have to say below.

Amazing course content. Genuine efforts by the instructor and the entire organization to help educate students. I'll definitely recommend this course for Mechanical Engineers.

Raj Mehta

I had a good experience joining the course here. Mentors are friendly and they clear the doubts very well. In my experience during the course i learnt a lot of new concepts

Abhinash Rajbanshi

The quality of teaching and the approach was really nice. And their support team always ready 24*7 to help us in solving our problems.

Amit Patel


1. Who can take your course?

  • Undergraduates/Graduates/Postgraduates in Mechanical, Aerospace, Automobile
  • People working in the industry
  • Anyone interested in learning Automotive Sheet Metal Design.

2. What is included in your course?

  • Introduction to BIW and NX CAD
  • Complete design methodology of BIW enclosures
  • 3 comprehensive projects with real-world geometries

3. What will the student gain from your course?

  • In-depth understanding of BIW design
  • NX CAD specific to surface modelling and BIW techniques

4. What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

  • NX CAD
  • Big automobile MNCs like Mercedes rely on NX CAD to develop their BIW components from the scratch

5. What is the real-world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

  • How manufacturing requirements play a role in BIW design
  • How are industry-standard BIW components are made
  • What is the vehicle development life cycle
  • Standards followed by the BIW engineers in the industry

6. Which companies use these techniques and for what?

  • Practically all the OEMs that make commercial passenger cars will follow this technique

7. How is your course going to help me in my path to MS or PhD?

  • Having in-depth knowledge Sheet metal design will make your profile stand out
  • Getting a scholarship will be very easy given your command over the subject

8. How is this course going to help me get a job?

  • Companies will prefer trained candidates that are well versed in sheet metal design
  • The technical round will be a cakewalk for you and you will make a big impression on the recruiters
  • Salary will not be a constraint for the right candidate with necessary job skills. You can negotiate your salary better