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Well, I don’t know about you, but it’s been a tense couple of weeks watching the entries come in for the iPad model rendering challenge. The wait is over… Or is it? YES, it is! All together we had 28 submissions and over 50 renderings from people using a variety of top-notch rendering tools -…

Have you ever tried to model a car in SolidWorks? How about rendering a car? How about being an adventuresome adaptation of a Japanese Manga comic and racing around the world? That last one sounds fun, but could be dangerous. However, Ricky Jordan is giving you the opportunity to take the Mach4 SpeedRacer he’s modeled…

The random number generator from random.org picked the number 80. Out of 113 entries that means the winner is: John D! John works for GageMaker, maker of, yep, fine gages. His PDF video idea was to, “use video in PDF’s to demonstrate the use of our gages and assembly procedures of our gages.” So what…

Recently, SolidWorks thwarted a would-be Zombie attack by launching the SolidWorks Geniuses marketing campaign. First up was the Leonardo Da Vince Self-Powered (Zombie-eliminating) Cart. You saw it, I’m sure, and desired to get your hands on the model so you too could prevent an ensuing Zombie onslaught. Well, you’re in luck. Rob Rodriguez is putting…

…you could win a SolidWorks compliant video card. CGSociety.com is tempting you to make something more inspirational that a block sitting on a mound of dirt. With some of the submission already, it’s more like a dare for SolidWorks users. Personally, I’m not sure if anyone can do create an architectural marvel in SolidWorks that…

January 31st is the last day to enter the Acrobat 3D contest and if you’re a SOlidWorks users there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t enter because it’s super dang easy to create a 3D PDF. Hey, you don’t even need Adobe Acrobat installed. 2 step process for SolidWorks Users Open your favorite model and…

So, SpaceClaim has been sending out the vibes for a while and now they’re turning on the charm with a little contest. For those that are not aware, SpaceClaim is a CAD system, that is either trying to take over SolidWorks… or complement it. I’m not sure yet, but, I’ll tell you right now, it’s…

That’s right, a Dell Precision M4300 laptop valued at $1500. And it couldn’t be easier for SolidWorks Users. Adobe Acrobat Users Community is running a contest for users to submit example of 3D PDFs that show the capabilities of Acrobat 3D and 3D PDFs. Other prizes include Apple iPhones, Apple Video iPods, 3Dconnexion navigation devices,…

Thanks to everyone who joined in the contest. It was a great way to start off September and really interesting to see what you all enjoy. I’m please to announce that Shawn M ,who likes sun dresses and disc golf, is the proud new owner of a Sandisk 4GB Flash Drive. Way to go Shawn.…

Congrats to Steve Calvert for winning the 2GB SanDisk Crusier in lasts weeks dimensioning tip contest. He now has 2GB more room to carry stuff around with him. I have one and have even run an Apache web server off of it! enjoy Steve! Keep an eye out because there will definitely be more contest…