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SpaceClaim Challenge

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SpaceClaim challenges you to combine two or more existing models to make something new and exciting!

How many great ideas have you had that are based off existing designs?

Whether merging two ideas together like putting a camera in your phone, modifying a single design like combining a fork and spoon to get a spork, or combining a bicycle and a lawn mower to get a riding lawn mower, SpaceClaim can just as easily modify existing models, or merge different files types created in any other system, resulting in a brand new design. There is no faster tool to express your ideas or concepts in a way that can be shared, edited and manufactured.

Take part in this contest by using SpaceClaim Engineer combined with GrabCAD’s incredible collection of models or models from other sources to improve someone else’s design. Use SpaceClaim’s direct editing tools to split and recombine the designs, modify existing geometry, and make your ideas come alive.

Participants who do not have SpaceClaim today will be able to get a 30 day evaluation of SpaceClaim so they can participate in this challenge – the trial version is available from the link below to the SpaceClaim site on which basic data must be submitted and then an email will be sent with details on downloading the 30-day trial of SpaceClaim: http://www.spaceclaim.com/en/UsingSpaceClaim/misc/SpaceClaimTrial-GrabCAD-Challenge.aspx

Rules

  • The design software is SpaceClaim Engineer

  • The competition is open to everyone.

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

  • The contest sponsor has the right to promote the winning entries and use them for marketing purposes.

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

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

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

  • Competition winners will be announced on this Challenge site.

  • Winners will be announced within 1 month after the end of competition.

  • This Challenge starts on October 1, 2012 and ends October 31, 2012.

Prizes

$6,000 in cash + 3 SpaceClaim full perpetual licences

1st Prize

$3,000 cash + SpaceClaim full perpetual license

2nd Prize

$2,000 cash + SpaceClaim full perpetual license

3rd Prize

$1,000 cash + SpaceClaim full perpetual license

4th Prize

SpaceClaim and GrabCAD T shirts

5th Prize

SpaceClaim and GrabCAD T shirts

6th Prize

SpaceClaim and GrabCAD T shirts

About the jury?

Entries will be judged based on the quality of the new concept generated. High quality designs will make strong use of existing models but also add in a creative, artistic, or functional way.

The judges will be comprised of SpaceClaim and GrabCAD staff.

About SpaceClaim

SpaceClaim Engineer, from SpaceClaim Corporation, is the world’s fastest and most innovative 3D Direct Modeler available today. SpaceClaim Engineer brings 3D solid modeling to the desktops of engineers and analysts who work in 3D, with a simplicity and low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) never seen before in CAD. With SpaceClaim Engineer, you benefit from a:
• Short learning curve
• Low entry price and total cost-of-ownership
• Fast return on investment

SpaceClaim enables engineers to easily create concepts and prepare 3D designs and geometry for analysis and manufacturing.

www.SpaceClaim.com

50 comments

  • Farzin Raafat

    Farzin Raafat about 8 years ago

    how much is the size of setup file for downloading?

    Farzin Raafat has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 141 comments.
  • Farzin Raafat

    Farzin Raafat about 8 years ago

    what is the exact duty for spaceclaim program here?should we design in this program,or we could use previous models(designed in other programs or in grabcad library) then just assemble the whole model in spaceclaim?(showing our idea in spaceclaim)

    Farzin Raafat has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 141 comments.
  • ALI ALDUBAISI

    ALI ALDUBAISI about 8 years ago

    the size about 1GB very light compared to other CAD software, I got it installed in few minutes, I have used SC before so I noticed few new stuff here and there. I just need to play with it for a while !

    ALI ALDUBAISI has uploaded 47 CAD models & has left 696 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 8 years ago

    This should be a fun one, now I just have to find some time to learn SpaceClaim and come up with a good idea!

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • Romano Gaspari

    Romano Gaspari about 8 years ago

    I taked a look at spaceclaim... it seems just amazing!

    Romano Gaspari has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 115 comments.
  • teigan

    teigan about 8 years ago

    so in addition to their design tools, spaceclaim is a library of license free 3D assets which we can purchase for our own use in perpetuity?

    teigan has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 167 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow about 8 years ago

    farzin - when you get the download email and click on the version you want to download, it tells you how large the file is and approximately how long it will download.

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow about 8 years ago

    Farzin - for this challenge, you will use SpaceClaim to combine models o you pull down from GrabCAD or other resources (or your own past work) to create something new, but you are fee also to use SpaceClaim to create, edit, modify, and/or repair existing geometry as well.

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow about 8 years ago

    teigan, no, SpaceClaim is a smart 3D tool (also called a 3D direct modeler), and extremely popular as it does not require a history- or feature-tree. SpaceClaim does not provide a library of models or geometry - you will use sites like GrabCAD or your own past work to start the new design for submission to this challenge.

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Michael Feliciano D. Ancajas

    Michael Feliciano D. Ancajas about 8 years ago

    hello!!!
    i already have this idea and i am just curious,..about this challenge i want to know if are we going to design fully or just a concept a visualization of what we have in mind?..

    Michael Feliciano D. Ancajas has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 8 years ago

    I think they want to see what we can do with the software, so I would go as far as you can with your idea. Can't hurt to give the judges more then what they wanted, right?

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • Simon Kwan

    Simon Kwan about 8 years ago

    I'd love to participate, but alas, no OS X compatible version of SpaceClaim :-( When will the CAD companies realize that many awesome product designers love working in OS X rather than Windows? I bet Sir Jony Ives isn't cranking out the latest Apple products on a Dell :-P

    Simon Kwan has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • Tristan

    Tristan about 8 years ago

    @ Simon Kwan so true, I have been waiting ages for Autodesk to release inventor on Mac. I was so happy when AutoCad for Mac came out :) I have windows partitioned on my mac but it isn't the same.

    Tristan has uploaded 61 CAD models & has left 84 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 8 years ago

    So a few days ago, i downloaded the program and played around with it a little. (it was cool). Today I was going to start on my project for this challenge and it asked me to type in my registration code and it would not accept it. after trying everything, i decided to try and uninstall and start from scratch getting a new registration code and re-downloading... It still did not work. Is anyone else having any troubles like this?

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • 2ea76538

    2ea76538 about 8 years ago

    This is a very odd challenge

    2ea76538 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 253 comments.
  • Michael Feliciano D. Ancajas

    Michael Feliciano D. Ancajas about 8 years ago

    @stephen nyberg i dont think so in your case cause once you have the software from spaceclaim all flows well for one month use only. just redo all the process and you may get the product fully functional.

    Michael Feliciano D. Ancajas has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Rajeevlochana

    Rajeevlochana about 8 years ago

    This is a good challenge for me :)
    I already have several SpaceClaim models in GrabCAD along with Motion Simulation using SC-Motion at http://grabcad.com/library/tag/sc-motion

    Video tutorials on getting started with Assembly Modeling are listed at http://www.ar-cad.com/sc-motion/tutorials/index.html

    Regards,
    Rajeev
    P.S: I am part of AR-CAD, developer of SC-Motion addin for SpaceClaim Engineer.

    Rajeevlochana has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 24 comments.
  • Laura Kriebel

    Laura Kriebel about 8 years ago

    Stephen, are you still having issues downloading the software? Please let me know. Thanks.

    Laura Kriebel has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 8 years ago

    I was always able to download it, I was just not able to register it. I did get help from SpaceClaim. I guess the issue is that I am running Windows on a bootcamp partition on a mac. SpaceClaim had to send me a different program to install the license. It would work but each time I booted into the windows side of my computer it reset the SpaceClaim license, so it should be fixed now. I was able to get it working but I have not re-booted yet see if it will continue to work.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • Marc Doggett

    Marc Doggett about 8 years ago

    I don't get any e-mail after registering..

    Marc Doggett has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Vaibhav Bhujbal

    Vaibhav Bhujbal about 8 years ago

    Somebody just paste the link to download the SC...!!!

    Vaibhav Bhujbal has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 35 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg about 8 years ago

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • christian

    christian about 8 years ago

    What happens with the model after the contest? Who can participate, can people from other country participate?

    christian has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Saulo Rodrigues de Quevedo

    Saulo Rodrigues de Quevedo about 8 years ago

    Hello ..

    My name is Saulo Quevedo, am inventor and design, I live in Brazil and would love to participate in this challenge. Will I need to modify and adapt the files I created in Inventor, SolidWorks and Solid Edge for this competition, but at the moment I do not have the power to SpaceClaim in Portuguese adapt my designs for this contest. I have some very interesting projects and I have a project in particular that I think may be feeling this event is as follows:
    After a few years of research developed a self-generating system of electricity that can provide up to 2800% (at best) more power than the electricity it takes to run (approximately 25 Amperes). At worst I can have a minimum gain of electrical power of about 32 amps, but I think the chance of success is 99% so you can achieve the highest percentage of energy (2800%). Would you like to receive SpaceClaim 2012 + in Portuguese (very facilitate) the Mays soon as possible so that I can quickly send them the files of this fabulous project. Just over a suggestion: The Help files SpaceClaim could also be translated into the various languages ​​that the program has.

    Congratulations.

    Saulo Quevedo.

    InovaStar Projects and Technology Solutions.

    Olá...

    Me chamo Saulo Quevedo, sou inventor e design, moro no Brasil e gostaria muito de participar deste desafio. Precisarei modificar e adaptar os arquivos que criei no Inventor, SolidWorks e Solid Edge para esta competição, porém não possuo neste momento o SpaceClaim em português para poder adaptar meus projetos para este concurso. Tenho alguns projetos muito interessantes e possuo um projeto em especial que penso que poderá ser a sensação desta prova, é o seguinte:
    Após alguns anos de pesquisa desenvolvi um sistema autogerador de eletricidade que poderá fornecer até 2800% (na melhor das hipóteses) a mais de energia elétrica do que a energia elétrica que ele gasta para funcionar (aproximadamente 25 Amperes). Na pior das hipóteses poderei ter um ganho mínimo de potência elétrica de aproximadamente 32 Amperes, porém a possibilidade de sucesso creio é de 99% para que se possa atingir o maior percentual de energia (2800%). Gostaria de receber o SpaceClaim 2012+ em Português (facilitará bastante) o maios breve possível para que eu possa rapidamente lhes enviar os arquivos deste fabuloso projeto. Apenas mais uma sujestão: Os arquivos de Ajuda do SpaceClaim poderiam também serem traduzidos para as diversas linguas que o programa possui.

    Felicitações.

    Saulo Quevedo.

    InovaStar Projetos e Soluções Tecnológicas.

    Saulo Rodrigues de Quevedo has uploaded 35 CAD models & has left 77 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow about 8 years ago

    Saulo - please respond to my personal message as we'll be happy to get you SpaceClaim 2012+ as it does support Portuguese.

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow about 8 years ago

    Marc, are you all set with the software?

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow about 8 years ago

    Christian - anyone can enter the contest and when you submit a model, it becomes the property of GrabCAD - see the contest rules for details.

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Simonr

    Simonr almost 8 years ago

    I filled in the form for the 30 day evaluation of the software - but didn't receive the link for download. However, today I've received a number of marketing emails from you - so you clearly received my form! I'd be interested to try it regardless of this challenge as it seems to offer some features additional to Solidworks.

    Simonr has uploaded 27 CAD models & has left 214 comments.
  • Math Lindh

    Math Lindh almost 8 years ago

    It's not possible to make an model in Solidworks?

    Math Lindh has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Bernard Buelow

    Bernard Buelow almost 8 years ago

    That's fine Math if you then take that SolidWorks model and combine it with something else or add to it using SpaceClaim for the final submission entry.

    Bernard Buelow has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Nesher Amir DesignShaper Studio ISRAEL

    Nesher Amir DesignShaper Studio ISRAEL almost 8 years ago

    why do I see "You have not been granted access to this page" on the top of the page?

    Nesher Amir DesignShaper Studio ISRAEL has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 297 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi almost 8 years ago

    Same thing here ;]

    Hevi has uploaded 40 CAD models & has left 469 comments.
  • daniel zientara

    daniel zientara almost 8 years ago

    Is this competition being judged by skill/ability with SpaceClaim, by the quality of your idea to combine two existing models, or both?

    daniel zientara has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi almost 8 years ago

    "Entries will be judged based on the quality of the new concept generated" & SpaceClaim software

    Hevi has uploaded 40 CAD models & has left 469 comments.
  • daniel zientara

    daniel zientara almost 8 years ago

    Thanks, Hevi. Evidently reading instructions isn't a strength of mine for today. :)

    daniel zientara has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi almost 8 years ago

    No problem man :] But you have some right - there's soemthing in this rules that you are not 100% sure of it :/

    Hevi has uploaded 40 CAD models & has left 469 comments.
  • MUSTAFA TOUIL

    MUSTAFA TOUIL almost 8 years ago

    I would like to participate in this challenge, but no time

    MUSTAFA TOUIL has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Pavel Dergachev

    Pavel Dergachev almost 8 years ago

    I want to thank the organizers for the opportunity to try SpaceClaim, and show results.
    I think it really is an amazing program.

    I still can not say how well SpaceClaim. But I'm sure it will change our world.

    Thank you to all who submitted their models, some of them are really interesting.

    Pavel Dergachev has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 39 comments.
  • Ben Foster

    Ben Foster almost 8 years ago

    I uploaded 3 models in time and through the challenge page but they are still not in the entries list!!!

    Ben Foster has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg almost 8 years ago

    I ran out of time to finish my entry but I do want to thank SpaceClaim for letting get a taste of this amazing software. I didn't have a lot of time to truly learn it but it was a lot fun the little bit of exploring I did do and I hope to get the opportunity to use it more in the future!

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • John Huizingh

    John Huizingh almost 8 years ago

    I uploaded the SCDOC file when I entered the competition and allthough it took a long time (file is 717 Mb) all looked fine (no error messages). But I now see there is no CAD data attached to my entry anymore. Is there a way of re-uploading??

    John Huizingh has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 124 comments.
  • Gabe Blanchet

    Gabe Blanchet almost 8 years ago

    Hi everybody. Congratulations to everybody who submitted to the challenge. Please send me a private message if your submission is not appearing on the 'entries' page.

    Gabe Blanchet has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 100 comments.
  • Ben Foster

    Ben Foster almost 8 years ago

    Phew, I'm in. Thanks to whoever sorted it out.
    Cheers

    Ben Foster has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 8 years ago

    Just to let you know that the results will be announced latest by the end of this month but still asap.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 646 comments.
  • Nesher Amir DesignShaper Studio ISRAEL

    Nesher Amir DesignShaper Studio ISRAEL almost 8 years ago

    Tnx for the important info.

    Nesher Amir DesignShaper Studio ISRAEL has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 297 comments.
  • Rotariu C

    Rotariu C almost 8 years ago

    Any news? :)

    Rotariu C has uploaded 37 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis almost 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners and thank you everybody for participating in the challenge! Also have a look at: http://www.spaceclaim.com/en/company/news/pressreleases/12-11-28/SpaceClaim_GrabCAD_Challenge_Winners_Announced.aspx

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 646 comments.
  • Flaviano Crespi

    Flaviano Crespi almost 8 years ago

    Thanks to SpaceClaim and GrabCad for this great challenge,
    I am particularly pleased to be able to continue to use this software and explore their quality.
    Flaviano Crespi

    Flaviano Crespi has uploaded 314 CAD models & has left 1518 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg almost 8 years ago

    Congradulations to all the winners and well done! Great entries. This was a fun one to watch, I wish I would have the time to submit an entry but it was still fun to play with SpaceClaim and see all of your guys creations.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 1250 comments.
  • Pierre

    Pierre almost 8 years ago

    congrats !

    Pierre has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 319 comments.
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