【Event】CDA Principal joins to judge “CATIA Design Hackathon Japan 2019”

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A hackathon event, “CATIA Design Hackathon Japan 2019”organized by Dassault Systèmes took place over 2 days at their head office (where is Dassault Systèmes’ subsidiary) in Japan. Dassault Systèmes is a global software company that specializes in 3D design, and CAD software named CATIA is one of their most popular products.

The “CATIA Design Hackathon Japan 2019” was open to designers and students who are major in art. 20 students and young designers from auto companies, footwear companies, and farm equipment manufacturers companies gathered to participate it. Over the event of two days, those students teamed up with the designers to create the innovative mobility under a theme; “Design Future Diving Experience” with using software solutions from the company, and teams competed.

On the final day, December 17th 2019, Mr. Can (CDA Principal) participated the event to review works as a member of the selection committee. After the event, he told to us, “the hackathon asked participants to create a design by using CATIA and 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes, that is a highlight and very unique way for offering such a valuable opportunity to students.”

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What is 3D EXPERIENCE platform?
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a system that enable to users work in teams online by managing files in databases. The solution software offered by Dassault Systèmes can be operated on the platform, and CATIA which is the software preferred by designers was used in this workshop.
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Persons’ ability level considered; participants were assigned to teams of 5 people each (one of them is a support staff of Dassault Systèmes). All teams had to complete a whole process from building a design concept and bringing it to 3D visualization within only 2 days, that hold them tight for keeping on schedule.

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Mr. Can talks, “Even I was one of the viewers, but the students teamed up with young designers who came from various fields to create a design together and compete, that made me so excited.”

手描きシーン

Analogue sketch is the fundamental of design. Many interesting and innovative ideas were born from those designers.

3Dで検討

They easily created a layout in 3D including passenger’s position on the seat. Team members worked efficiently by sharing and checking the work each other. Moreover, idea sketches also quickly transformed into 3D, and exchanging and enhancing high-level design feedbacks were repeated throughout the process. It made productivity and quality increased, and CATIA is clearly beneficial to designers.

Finally, each team finished the project with an excellent quality within this 2 days workshop. That’s impressive! And, then all that is left was a presentation for them.

Based on four criteria; I. Expression, II. Creativity, III. Originality and IV. Experience, the selection committee, including Mr. Can selected winners from designs, that were presented during the evening on the final day.

3Dで検討

Participants presented their ideas on the final day.

The winning design was a vehicle which will be used for a racing around the earth held in the atmospheric layer. It received high marks on every point.
Other works got close, but regrettably weren’t able to win. The followings are designs created by the participants. It is easier for seeing how the not winning works were close to the first place rather than we describe each in texts here!


▼The first place winner – Vehicle which will be used for auto racing around the earth held in the atmospheric layer.

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▼A large sized vehicle for driving on Mars.

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▼Vehicle which combines fitness and transportation.

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▼Vehicle for enjoying extreme car driving on Moon.

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▼Vehicle that grandchildren can learn the fun of driving from their grandparents in the age of self-driving cars.

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About the Event
To read more about “CATIA Design Hackathon Japan 2019,” please click here.

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