As a part of the annual SolidWorks rollout of the latest edition of their CAD modeling software, the AAI Knoxville engineering team attended the local release session hosted by 3D firm ModernTech and participated in a head-to-head Model Mania contest. The contest involved modeling a 3D component based on a 2D drawing as quickly as possible. Not only did one of our mechanical engineers, Steven Johnson, take first place for the Knoxville event, he also took third place for the entire southeast region. This included more than 10 states and 300 competitors!
“I enjoy the challenges involved with 3D design. With consumer product development at AAI, we are often tasked with merging traditional manufacturing geometries with organic marketing requests. SolidWorks is definitely our package of choice for this kind of work because it allows intuitive solid-surface hybrid modeling.” ― Steven Johnson
Steven receives his award, presented by local 3D firm and SolidWorks partner ModernTech