Student Design Contest POTY2015 Showcases Worldwide Talent

Project VOLAT 3

Dassault Systemes Project of the Year 2015 design contest showcases student designs throughout the world.  My colleague, Wei Li sent me great SOLIDWORKS images and models by students to share with you.

Project VOLAT 1

Project VOLAT – Prototype Drone Design and Manufacturing by Alex Norieg, Universidad Tecnológica de Chihuahua, Mexico, is about the development of a drone able to make video streaming to PCs and smartphones via WiFi.  The drone can be controlled remotely through controller and an interface developed for computer. It also has distance sensors to avoid collisions.

Project VOLAT 2

SOLIDWORKS was used to design the structure that houses the electronics, legs and upper cover. CATIA V6 was used to analyze the design in turn to define break points. SOLIDWORKS also confirmed areas and centers of gravity in the chassis assembly of the aircraft.

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Project Mechanical Wrist Watches Collection – Motion by Mariusz Jablonski, Politechnika Bialostocka, Poland,  presented a mechanical wrist watches collection – Motion, which consist four remarkable and unique watches: The Engine, The Gear, The Train and The Pump.

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Each watch presents different mechanism on dial. Jan was always interested in working mechanical watches, the most beautiful and sophisticated piece of engineering. The mechanisms used in watches are designed according to his own concept. Shape and arrangement of parts are unique.

Mechanical Wrist Watch 1

This project took II place in XIII edition of SolidWorks Student Project Contest, organized by CNS Solutions from Warsaw (Poland) and I placed in “You Can Design” contest organized by SolidExpert from Krakow (Poland).

 Robot Arm for Injection modeling machine

Project Robot Arm for Injection Molding Machine by Tran Uyentmt & team, University of Technical Education Ho Chi Minh City, designed and manufactured a Robot Arm for Injection Molding Machine. This is the Final Student’s Project to finish Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Our After 6 months learning with SOLIDWORKS,  the team stated, “we found that it is so easy for us to design our project by SOLIDWORKS.”


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Project Renault Alpine A110 1600S (1971 – Rally Edition) was created by Ricardo S., Miguel T., Filipe C. & Pedro B, a team of 4 Mechanical Engineering students from Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal. In the past 4 months, this team had the opportunity to use SOLIDWORKS in context of a course  named, Conception and Computer Aided Manufacturing. This was their first contact with the software.  Their project is based on Reverse Engineering. They picked a 1:18 scale physical car miniature and just with the help of calipers, created a 3D CAD model.

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Thank you to all students that participated in the DS Project of the Year competition.  Remember, the projects you work on this school year, may be eligible for future design competitions.  Marie




Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard