Attention Modeling Maniacs: Don’t Miss Model Mania at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

Back for its 20th year Model Mania® will once again be the place to be to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. For all those SOLIDWORKS World newbies out there, Model Mania is an annual design challenge that pits user against user and reseller against reseller in a battle of wits to see who can model and analyze a part the fastest.

Interested in participating? Here’s how it works: First, go the Model Mania booth in the back of the Partner Pavilion, where you are first given a 2D drawing of a part. Your goal is to create that part in SOLIDWORKS as quickly and as accurately as possible. Seems simple, right? Well the second “Phase” is when things get really interesting. For Phase 2, you are given a modified version of that drawing; you can consider it an engineering change if you like. Your goal now, similar to before, is to make the design change as quickly and as accurately as possible and run a simple simulation to determine the factor of safety.

At SOLIDWORKS World, all of the entries are judged on accuracy first, and time second, because in the real world, it doesn’t matter how fast you get something done if it’s not right. The top three users and resellers will receive prizes ($500, $300, and $200). Prizes are courtesy of this year’s Model Mania sponsor Lenovo.

This year’s Model Mania will take place in the back of the Partner Pavilion, which will be open during the following hours:

  • Sunday, 5:30-7:30pm CT
  • Monday 10:00am-4:30pm CT and 6:00 PM-8:00pm CT
  • Tuesday 10:00am-4:30pm CT
  • Wednesday 10:00-2:30pm CT

Winners and the solution to the Model Mania challenge will be announced Wednesday morning during the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Preview breakout session at 8:30-10:00am in Hall D (before general session begins at 10am).

Don’t Miss the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Technology Preview

Following the announcement of the Model Mania winners will be the much-anticipated SOLIDWORKS 2020 Technology Preview, also known as “the skit.”

You can find more information on Model Mania on the SOLIDWORKS World web site. Check out this tech blog for a walk down memory lane for 19 years of Model Mania.

Don’t miss both of these SOLIDWORKS World favorites! See you all in Dallas.

Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider (CSWE) has been with SolidWorks since 1996, and creates technical content for all sorts of product demos, What’s New videos and more. He has also run the Model Mania® contest at SOLIDWORKS World since 2002.