SolidWorks finished up their second year Student Design Contest a couple weeks ago and I’m finally getting a chance to look at some of the designs. I’m two things: hungry because I haven’t eaten breakfast and impressed cause these students did a rockin’ good job.

Most of the entries were from Universities around the world but a few were from high schools, including the winner, Matsuo Nezawa, who spent many hours modeling fruit and cacti. (The okra is a nice touch.)

All the entries look like they took an incredible amount of thought, some more than others but man, good stuff. Here’s the top three chosen. And here’s the other winning student designs.





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