Model Mania 2023 SOLIDWORKS Student Challenge

Refine your design skills using 3D Designer and
share your design on the Student Swym community.


As part of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2023 (hybrid event), students are invited to take part in our “Model Mania” challenge using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Everyone who takes part gets FREE access to the platform for six months. So get involved for an exciting chance to refine your design skills using 3D DESIGNER and share your design with the Student SwYm community!
Model Mania is a design challenge where participants are rated for both speed and accuracy.

Here’s how it works:

Study the following 2D drawing of your part. Your goal is to create the part using 3D DESIGNER as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Model Mania model P1 P2

Model Mania 2D drawing

Phase 1 drawing

Phase 2 drawing

  • 1) Request 3D DESIGNER by clicking on the button available below (you’ll be given free access for six months)
  • 2) Study the two 2D Drawings
  • 3) As in a real project, try to design the first part (drawing phase 1) and its evolution (drawing phase 2).
    Do it one shot as robust (smooth leap from concept to final part), accurate (shape and dimensions accuracy) and fast as you can
  • 4) From November 1st, 2022 to January 27th, 2023, publish the record* of your screen on the student community

*The record must be in real time, with 3D DESIGNER already open. Winners will be assessed on time spent and accuracy of their end model.

The first five shortest and most accurate videos will be rewarded with:

GoPro Hero 10 Apple Watch Series 7 Nintendo Switch SteelSeries Arctis 7 El Gato Stream Deck

1st - GoPro Hero 10

2nd - Apple Watch series 7 Red

3rd - Nintendo Switch

4th - SteelSeries Arctis 7

5th - El Gato Stream Deck

What is 3D DESIGNER?

3D DesignerBased on SOLIDWORKS and powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, 3D DESIGNER is the right full-cloud solution available for student challenges & learning purpose, ready to use from any browser and device! No installation or powerful machine required!

Fore more information about 3D Designer, please visit the dedicated page here.

Ready to participate in the Model Mania Challenge?
Register below to obtain free access to the 3D DESIGNER now!

Note: It is mandatory to be registered to 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD to participate (for free), register here



Tips & Tricks Model Mania 2001 & 2008 examples

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Student Community: Where it all happens!

Join our Student Community where you can exchange with other users, get help from our experts and simply find inspiration. Through this community, you will:

  • Learn how to use 3D Designer
  • Discover Model Mania models from previous years with explanations and corrections to improve your skills
  • Get some help if you are stuck with peer helping and tech support
  • Share your recording and the best will be kept as the official solution


Official rules

Open the following PDF to check the rules of this contest

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Rules 2023

Model Mania contest rules 2023

pdf 175.56 Ko