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3D CAD Model Challenge

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We are looking for creative and intricate 3D models that are designed with ZW3D CAD/CAM software. The winning entries will have the chance to be featured on the cover page of the ZW3D 2013 brochures. If you are a CAD designer and want to showcase your talent and skills, this is your chance!

The content can be any object designed in ZW3D CAD/CAM, from a mobile phone to a model of a fancy sports car. The CAD/CAM software can be downloaded for a free 30-day trial at http://www.zwsoft.com/en/products/zw3d.html. If you are new to ZW3D, you can easily learn the CAD/CAM software with the show-n-tell tutorials that are built in the system.

One engineer can submit more than one entry, so get ready to demonstrate your knowledge with ZW3D CAD/CAM!

Rules

  • The design software is ZW3D.

  • Participant should submit both .z3 and jpg files of the finished design.

  • The competition is open to everyone.

  • One engineer can submit several entries, but no more than one will win a prize.

  • The design must be original. Any plagiarism will be disqualified.

  • The contest sponsor has the right to promote the winning entries.

  • Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in the competition.

  • Tag your model with “ZW3D” to make it easier to find.

  • Competition winners will be announced on this challenge site.

  • Only models uploaded through this challenge page will participate in the competition.

  • Winners will be announced within 1 month after the end of competition but not before two weeks.

Prizes

Cash prizes + 3D mice worth in total $2594

1st Place

$500 + 3Dconnexion SpacePilot™ Pro 3D Mouse (SRP $399)

2nd Place

$300 + 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse™ Pro 3D Mouse (SRP $299)

3rd Place

$200 + 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse™ Pro 3D Mouse (SRP $299)

4th Place

$100 + 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator™ 3D Mouse (SRP $99)

5th Place

$100 + 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator™ 3D Mouse (SRP $99)

6th Place

$100 + 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator™ 3D Mouse (SRP $99)

About the jury?

The top 6 winners will be chosen by both ZW3D and GrabCAD engineers based on the quality of the models.

About ZW3D

ZW3D, formally VX CAD CAM, is cost-effective CAD/CAM software developed by ZWSOFT. It integrates product design, sheet metal, reverse engineering, product assembly, mold development and machining all in one package. A free trial of ZW3D is available from www.zwsoft.com.

ZWSOFT is a world-renowned CAD/CAM solutions provider for the AEC and MCAD industries, with over 180,000 clients in 80 countries. ZWSOFT's products, ZWCAD and ZW3D, have satisfied the needs of 2D and 3D designers for over a decade.

44 comments

  • Branko Stokuca

    Branko Stokuca about 2 years ago

    Great challenge for ZW3D users.

    Branko Stokuca has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 1004 comments.
  • Stefan Varga

    Stefan Varga about 2 years ago

    Awesome :D Way to go ZWSOFT!!!

    Stefan Varga has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 1218 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang about 2 years ago

    3 entries now, great job, guys! Wish more brilliant ideas coming out!

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Great comp just hope I have time to enter something..... and hope to see many great models for this one... Good luck to all that enter.
    :)

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8001 comments.
  • Andre Rätsep

    Andre Rätsep about 2 years ago

    Such a nice competition. I'm gonna definitely give at least a look on the trial version.

    Andre Rätsep has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Vince Haley

    Vince Haley about 2 years ago

    This is the first I've heard of ZW3D software. I'll hop over to their site and have a look.

    Vince Haley has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 26 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson about 2 years ago

    Hmm, only get error when trying to download the software, maybe it's because i do not want the subscrition of the e-mail. Well. If ZWSoft want us to use the software for the challenge then i suggest they fix a easier way to get the download files.

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 1001 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson about 2 years ago

    And if i click on: "trouble downloading" i come to about:blank ...
    Im not happy.

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 1001 comments.
  • Sudhir Gill

    Sudhir Gill about 2 years ago

    http://www.zwcad.si/ Try this website. =)

    Sudhir Gill has uploaded 361 CAD models & has left 1437 comments.
  • Sudhir Gill

    Sudhir Gill about 2 years ago

    Thanx to Stefan Varga for this link :D

    Sudhir Gill has uploaded 361 CAD models & has left 1437 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang about 2 years ago

    Hi, all, this is the direct download link which is working fine now: http://download.zwsoft.com/zw3d/ZW3D2012/ZW3D2012Eng.exe

    Sorry for the troublesome.

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Andre Rätsep

    Andre Rätsep about 2 years ago

    Can the model be rendered in any other software? Are you going to modify winning models or they gonna be featured as we present them to you?

    Thank You.

    Andre Rätsep has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang about 2 years ago

    @Andre Rätsep, yes, you can render your model in other software, like Cinema 4D, Lightworks, etc. And we are not going to modify the winning models when we promote them.
    Hope my answer satisfy you.:D

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson about 2 years ago

    Thanks alot Lizzy for the download file.

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 1001 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang about 2 years ago

    Welcome :D

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Andre Rätsep

    Andre Rätsep about 2 years ago

    Yup, that's clear. Thank You Lizzy.

    Andre Rätsep has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Alex

    Alex about 2 years ago

    I found this impressive overview video on YouTube.
    http://youtu.be/fiC7x7t-uUc

    Alex has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • gwf421

    gwf421 about 2 years ago

    love the comp!!! I will definitely upload something interesting

    gwf421 has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Hendy

    Hendy about 2 years ago

    the "install manager" blank, so i cant to install it.. :( .check the picture http://grabcad.com/library/blank-installer

    Hendy has uploaded 19 CAD models & has left 110 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang about 2 years ago

    @Hendy, hi, Hendy, we think you have not downloaded a complete installer. Please re-download it again. Its correct file size is about 347 MB. Thank you! And look forward to your entry!

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • naveen thontepu

    naveen thontepu almost 2 years ago

    can we submit designs that are already existing like cars,phones, anything as we wish if it is made in zw3d?

    naveen thontepu has uploaded 57 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang almost 2 years ago

    @naveen thontepu, sure, you can submit anything you wish, just make sure it is modeled in ZW3D and there is no plagiarism. Good luck, Naveen!

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Praveen Sharma

    Praveen Sharma almost 2 years ago

    Can we submit solid works models for clutch assembly parts?

    Praveen Sharma has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Alex Moiceanu

    Alex Moiceanu almost 2 years ago

    Nice entryes...can't wait for the final results! :)

    Alex Moiceanu has uploaded 53 CAD models & has left 174 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 2 years ago

    Thank you to all the participants for the nice entries. Can everybody please make sure they have their model listed in the entries. We will start picking the winners and will announce them during one month but still as soon as possible.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1176 comments.
  • Alex Moiceanu

    Alex Moiceanu almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners! :)

    Alex Moiceanu has uploaded 53 CAD models & has left 174 comments.
  • Mohomed Nusry

    Mohomed Nusry almost 2 years ago

    WOW!!!! I'm really excited. ;) I cannot believe that I won the challenge. This motivates me to do more in future as still I'm a newbie. Thank you.
    Congratulations to all the other winners! :)

    Mohomed Nusry has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 83 comments.
  • Tobias Mattsson

    Tobias Mattsson almost 2 years ago

    Congratz Mohomed!

    Tobias Mattsson has uploaded 74 CAD models & has left 1001 comments.
  • Piotr Sieńko

    Piotr Sieńko almost 2 years ago

    I'm happy!!!! I can not believe it. Thank you. :)
    Congratulations to all the other winners!

    Piotr Sieńko has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • William

    William almost 2 years ago

    Congrat'z to have that entered and to the winners :)

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8001 comments.
  • Stefan Varga

    Stefan Varga almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Mohomed and all the other winners :D

    Stefan Varga has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 1218 comments.
  • Lizzy Huang

    Lizzy Huang almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for all the participants and congratulations to the winners.

    Lizzy Huang has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Hugo

    Hugo almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Hugo has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • EDISON PHOENIX

    EDISON PHOENIX almost 2 years ago

    Where is the model ZW3D Custom Chopper from stef in the results ... He have one of the best model in ZW3D....

    EDISON PHOENIX has uploaded 141 CAD models & has left 1001 comments.
  • EDISON PHOENIX

    EDISON PHOENIX almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to winners & all competitors ...

    EDISON PHOENIX has uploaded 141 CAD models & has left 1001 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas almost 2 years ago

    I agree with you Edison.. :)

    Tomas has uploaded 49 CAD models & has left 928 comments.
  • Sudhir Gill

    Sudhir Gill almost 2 years ago

    @Edison. It's maybe because he works for ZWSoft. :(

    Sudhir Gill has uploaded 361 CAD models & has left 1437 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 2 years ago

    We rewarded Stefan's ZW3D Custom Chopper as a people's choice. Congratulations!

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1176 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to Stefan!!! :D

    Tomas has uploaded 49 CAD models & has left 928 comments.
  • Sudhir Gill

    Sudhir Gill almost 2 years ago

    Congrats Stefan ;D :D :D

    Sudhir Gill has uploaded 361 CAD models & has left 1437 comments.
  • William

    William almost 2 years ago

    Nice one Stef, big congrat'z on your work and your deserved win //Handshake :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8001 comments.
  • Mohomed Nusry

    Mohomed Nusry almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Stefan! :)

    Mohomed Nusry has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 83 comments.
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