School of Architecture, CUHK

Digital Design Lab

The Digital Design Lab (DDL) provides a comprehensive range of software and machines to realise innovative design ideas, including 42 high-performance graphic workstations, six printers/plotters and a scanner, as well as state-of-the-art fabrication facilities – all available for student use 24 hours a day.

In addition to the existing 3-axis router, high-power laser cutter and 3D printers, the DDL newly purchased a large format 5-axis CNC router and a CNC wire cutting machine. These computer-controlled multi-axis devices can efficiently fabricate a variety of materials into complex and compound surfaces with a high degree of precision.

Fabrication tools and equipment are available for reservation by students who have finished safety training. Please visit Intranet for more booking information.

Featured Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium
    Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
    Adobe Illustrator CS6
    Adobe InDesign CS6
    Acrobat X Pro
    Adobe Bridge CS6
    Adobe Flash CS6
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016
    AutoCAD 2017
    AutoCAD Architecture 2017
    Autodesk 3ds Max 2017
    Autodesk Revit 2017
    Autodesk Maya 2016
  • V-Ray
    V-Ray for Rhino
    V-Ray for 3ds Max
    V-Ray for SketchUp
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2013
  • Rhinoceros 5.0
  • ACDsee 5.0
  • SketchUp 2017


Fabrication Equipment

  • uPrint Plus 3D Printer
    Max Build Size: 200 x 200 x 150 mm
    Material: ABS Plastic
  • MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer
    Max Build Size: 230 x 140 x 140 mm
    Material: MakerBot ABS Filament (Prepared by users)
    Location: 3/F Design Studio, G/F Fab Lab
  • High Power Laser Cut Machine
    Working area: 1100 x 1100 mm
    Material: (Prepared by users)
    Card Board
    Fiberboard MDF
    Mild Steel (max. thickness 1mm)
    Stainless Steel (max. thickness 1mm)
    Zinc Steel (max. thickness 1mm)
  • Hot Wire Cut CNC Machine
    Working area: 800 x 800 x 1500 mm
    Material: Styrofoam (Prepared by users)
  • 3-axis CNC Router Machine
    Working area: 1000 x 1000 x 200 mm
    Material: Prepared by users
  • 5-axis CNC Router Machine
    Working area: 1200 x 2000 x 400 mm
    Material: Prepared by users

Room G07

Monday to Sunday, opens 24 hours

Digital Centre
Room G07C
3943 6595

Fabrication Lab
3943 6594

Emergency Contact
Mr. Lewis Chan at 3943 6591 (Fabrication Lab)
Mr. Max LEE at 3943 6589 (Safety Coordinator)
General Office at 3943 6583
University Security Office at 3943 7999 (Non-Office Hours)

For further information, please log on to “Intranet > Online Booking > Digital Fabrication Lab Equipment” to the booking System.

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