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GrabCAD is proud to announce a new challenge. This time it is all about educating ourselves sharing tips, tricks and shortcuts of SolidWorks in order to get more work done with less time. So feel free to share your knowledge and help each other to become even better engineers.

The content can be anything starting from useful button to all the way to most efficient way of modeling Fokker F50 propeller. The question should be asked in our Q&A and clearly answered step by step with tutorial.

You can ask the question from here: http://grabcad.com/questions/new

Tutorials to other peoples questions are welcome as well.

You are more than welcome to post as many tutorials as you wish.

We truly believe this is will help our engineers to work more efficiently and get things done with less period of time. It is also fun to see how different people work and learn something from each other.

GrabCAD will announce similar challenges with all the major CAD software to make sure all of us can give something useful to each other.

Requirements

  • Each tutorial have to be entered in the Q&A including with clearly asked question

  • Question should start with capital letter and end with question mark

  • No unnecessary capital letters or question marks allowed

  • Tutorial software is SolidWorks

  • Tutorials have to be entered as per illustration pictures shown on the challenge page.

  • No video links to other pages are allowed

  • Tutorials to other peoples questions are welcome as well.

Rules

  • Winning design will be chosen based on ''It worked'' numbers

  • The competition is open to everyone

  • You can submit several tutorials

  • Only tutorials entered in our Q&A will participate in the contest

  • One engineer can earn no more than 1 prize

  • Users making fake accounts to give point will be disqualified

  • Competition winner will be announced in GrabCAD’s blog

Prizes

1st - 10th prize

Ten most ''It Worked'' tutorials will all get 50 USD.

About the jury?

The winning tutorials will be chosen by GrabCAD engineers.

About GrabCAD

GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better.

37 comments

  • Fateh MERRAD

    Fateh MERRAD almost 3 years ago

    Nice challenge :)

    Fateh MERRAD has uploaded 85 CAD models & has left 729 comments.
  • naveen thontepu

    naveen thontepu almost 3 years ago

    what do you mean by "it worked"?
    should we comment under the video as "it worked" or should we like it.
    it is a nice challenge :)
    and guys who are good at rendering pls upload some nice tutorials for rendering.

    naveen thontepu has uploaded 56 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Hendy

    Hendy almost 3 years ago

    only for modeling the Fokker F 50 or could be something else?

    Hendy has uploaded 19 CAD models & has left 110 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    Naveen, all you need to do is to ask a question in our Q&A section and answer it yourself by tutorial. People can click ''it worked'' on your answer in our Q&A form if they find it useful. More clicks you receive better it is.
    Hendy, Fokker F50 was just an example. You can ask any CAD related questions as you wish.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    So good luck guys and let's make the most of these two weeks. If you have any questions or comments just type them here. Thanks.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Scott Bruins

    Scott Bruins almost 3 years ago

    Do old Q&A posts count or do they have to be posted after the contest start date?

    Scott Bruins has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 840 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    Unfortunately we can't count the older posts as they have been in our Q&A for longer period and might have earned more ''It worked'' clicks. But you can surely post something similar again.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith almost 3 years ago

    I uploaded a Q&A with a tutorial on the Q&A page. Will I have to upload it here as well to enter the competition, or is it automatically entered?

    Matt Smith has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    No Matt, it is enough if you upload it to Q&A. Thanks.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Sudhir Gill

    Sudhir Gill almost 3 years ago

    can we upload tutorial from DVD's etc?

    Sudhir Gill has uploaded 361 CAD models & has left 1436 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    I clarified the requirements on the challenge page. Take another look.
    Tutorials have to be entered as per illustration pictures shown on the challenge page. No video links to other pages are allowed. Good luck!

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Tomica Vukovic

    Tomica Vukovic almost 3 years ago

    I'll do it in Word doc and add comment. Is this kind of presentation can pass beacuse I prefer to use a features from COMMAND MANAGER where sometimes I jump over some steps for which I mean is unnecessary. Word doc is actually SW features which is founded in DESIGN BINDER - Design journal.
    Unfortunately screen capture take only graphics area and you cannot see how it do it. SW2007 have only screen capture but SW2009 has also possibility to make movie but without seeing how to do it.

    Tomica Vukovic has uploaded 124 CAD models & has left 153 comments.
  • naveen thontepu

    naveen thontepu almost 3 years ago

    will my tutorial be considered if it is an answer to a question that has been posted by some other person and it got many "it worked" votes?

    naveen thontepu has uploaded 56 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    @Tomica, we would like everybody to add the tutorials step by step on our page as shown on the pictures above. So people can see it right away without having download the file. We believe it is more convenient. So it would be much appreciated if you can do so.
    @Naveen tutorials to other peoples questions count as well.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Aabha

    Aabha almost 3 years ago

    there are many tutorials in DVDs present can i use the help of them to create the needed tutorials?
    it simply would be an advantage for me and others also

    Aabha has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    The tutorial can not be copied from the DVD but can be similar.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Andreas Gkertsos

    Andreas Gkertsos almost 3 years ago

    this is my first challenge!!!! I'm so excited that i'm going to help someone with my tutorial!!!!

    Andreas Gkertsos has uploaded 103 CAD models & has left 580 comments.
  • Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz)

    Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz) almost 3 years ago

    I made a tutorial yesterday but it doesnt show on the entries list why can that be?

    Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz) has uploaded 65 CAD models & has left 1085 comments.
  • Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz)

    Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz) almost 3 years ago

    Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz) has uploaded 65 CAD models & has left 1085 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    @Andreas Welcome and we are looking forward to see few entries from you.
    @J E Paz, thank you for tutorial. Tutorials appear in only in our Q&A. So everything is correct.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • Cemal Uslu

    Cemal Uslu almost 3 years ago

    The deadline of adding a tutorial is tomorrow but what is the real deadline for it worked counts? :)

    Cemal Uslu has uploaded 45 CAD models & has left 397 comments.
  • Hendy

    Hendy almost 3 years ago

    haha.. youre right, Cemal.. :D

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

    praneeth almost 3 years ago

    praneeth has uploaded 31 CAD models & has left 77 comments.
  • Adan Isais

    Adan Isais almost 3 years ago

    Adan Isais has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 56 comments.
  • Adan Isais

    Adan Isais almost 3 years ago

    Adan Isais has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 56 comments.
  • Adan Isais

    Adan Isais almost 3 years ago

    Adan Isais has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 56 comments.
  • Adan Isais

    Adan Isais almost 3 years ago

    I just found out of this challenge, so maybe I have no "It worked" votes but I hope GrabCAD Staff recognize this effort.
    Thank you.

    Adan Isais has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 56 comments.
  • Adan Isais

    Adan Isais almost 3 years ago

    I have an error and can't submit the second part of one tutorial ='( http://grabcad.com/questions/what-affects-photoview-render-performance/

    Adan Isais has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 56 comments.
  • Tanel Välja

    Tanel Välja almost 3 years ago

    Hello,

    i just now noticed that the tutorials have to be in picture/text form, and I had prepared 2 video tutorials - can i still add them to the challenge :) ?

    Video links -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Xyh5VpPE8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsVLL6oVFL8

    Thanks!

    Tanel Välja has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 51 comments.
  • Aykut Dana

    Aykut Dana over 2 years ago

    http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-create-car-rims-in-solidworks

    if you liked, please don't forget to click on ''it worked'':)

    Aykut Dana has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 331 comments.
  • Cemal Uslu

    Cemal Uslu over 2 years ago

    we are all waiting for the announcement of results :)

    Cemal Uslu has uploaded 45 CAD models & has left 397 comments.
  • Andreas Gkertsos

    Andreas Gkertsos over 2 years ago

    Congratulations to all guys!!

    Andreas Gkertsos has uploaded 103 CAD models & has left 580 comments.
  • Abhijeet

    Abhijeet over 2 years ago

    Congratz to all de winners. :)

    Abhijeet has uploaded 96 CAD models & has left 635 comments.
  • naveen thontepu

    naveen thontepu over 2 years ago

    Congratz to all the winners and to me.lol
    :):D:):):D:D:D:D:

    naveen thontepu has uploaded 56 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • praneeth

    praneeth over 2 years ago

    Congratz to all :D

    praneeth has uploaded 31 CAD models & has left 77 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi over 2 years ago

    Where's "results" tab? :]

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • mustafa zorlu

    mustafa zorlu over 2 years ago

    What happened to the winner's fees in this section?
    Who are the winners

    mustafa zorlu has uploaded 160 CAD models & has left 222 comments.
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