62 Superhero Vehicles Created By CAD/CAM Users
GUANGZHOU, China — ZW3D , a leading supplier of 3D CAD/CAM solutions for the AEC and MCAD industries, announced on December 3 the result of the ZW3D Superhero Vehicle Design Challenge on GrabCAD . Five winners stood out from the rest in this challenge and won big prizes like cash, 3D printers and 3D mice.
ZW3D CAD/CAM launched the annual design challenge on GrabCAD, a well-known 3D model sharing platform for mechanical engineers and CAD users, in a bid to promote, publicize and make creative thinking and innovation visible through 3D CAD modeling. ZW3D aims to establish a closer relationship with the design community, combining technical innovation with 3D CAD design to create vehicles for their beloved superheroes.
“I am not an engineer and never designed a vehicle before, but I learnt to use ZW3D CAD/CAM in no time and submitted 3 entries,’’ said Seghier Mohamed Abdelaziz, one of the participants and an architect. “I like using ZW3D which allows me to create precision design and turn imagination into reality."
Starting from September 16, 2013, this challenge eventually received 62 stunning entries around the world during the period of 42 days, making it a hard choice for the judges from ZW3D CAD/CAM, Tiertime Technology and GrabCAD. "For me, this contest is an opportunity to discover different ways for projects. The new 3D CAD modeling technology, Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling , is awesome and helps to unleash my imagination," said Paul Tripon, another participant who designed Turtle .
Winning entries were chosen based on the rules and requirements with their modeling skills and creativity thoroughly judged. Besides, opinions of all contestants were also thoroughly considered in the judging process. All these five winners complied with the rules and requirements and excellently combined their imagination with their designs using ZW3D.
The first prize went to Remus Pacis, the designer of Mech R14 . "This walking robot is designed completely from the scratch in ZW3D with nice surfaces built from the sketch. This entry is well-formed with lots of surface modeling techniques in ZW3D. For instance, SWEEP is smartly used to build nice electrical devices by plotting multiple curves. Besides, MORPH is also applied to transform the shape. In all, this detailed model is well-designed with ZW3D," commented the judges from ZW3D and GrabCAD.
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GrabCAD is a renowned on-line CAD community with over 200,000 mechanical engineers and CAD users. It aims at forging a platform for excellent 3D models to be shared. www.grabcad.com 
ZW3D is cost-effective CAD/CAM software for 3D modeling, mold design, and machining, which takes engineers from concept to finished product in one easy-to-use, single collaborative environment. http://www.zwsoft.com/ZW3D/