Visualize Rendering Challenge 2018 [Closed]

Scope of Contest

This contest was designed to create a deeper awareness of SOLIDWORKS Visualize, targeted at end users of SOLIDWORKS that are partners with Computer Aided Technology, Inc and its subsidiaries. This contest is a rendering challenge focused on the aspects of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard,  which comes with every seat of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium that are current with their maintenance agreement. These challenges will be complemented with video pro-tips targeted to increase proficiency, efficiency and most importantly, confidence with creating deliverables from Visualize Professional.


All Computer Aided Technology, Inc customers are welcome and encouraged to compete. This competition will be advertised directly through our marketing team and the Computer Aided Technology website

Submission Guidelines

All submissions will be considered for promotional content for Computer Aided Technology, Inc, marketing, website content, splash screens and other uses. Please use discretion when considering content for this contest.

Real or Rendered(4 Weeks): Trick the judges eye with your BEST photorealistic rendering

Users will be tasked to create renderings generated from their own IP, along with data provided through the CATI.

  • Challenge submissions should be in JPEG or PNG file formats
  • Image Resolution must be at least 1920×1080 (images will be judged at 1920 x 1080)
  • Only one image submission per contestant is allowed

Things to think about

  • Camera angles, don’t be afraid to get in close
  • Depth of field
  • Explodes view from SOLIDWORKS vs. Visualize.

Post Processing Regulations

To strive for consistency and fairness for all competitors, all images submitted MAY NOT have any additional editing through 3rd party software such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, DxO, etc…. The only post processing effects allowed are the tools and filters built into SOLIDWORKS Visualize. We’re on the honor system here, so let’s all play fair.

Length of the Challenge

The Challenge is scheduled to start 8/15 and end at midnight on 9/28. Renders submitted after midnight on 9/28 will not be eligible.

Challenge Judging and Overall Contest Winner

Judging will be divided into subtopics specific to each challenge. The judging staff will be a combination of technical managers, product managers, and marketing team members who will score each of the entrees on a numerical basis. The AVERAGE of each subcategory will be summed in order to determine the winner. Judges WILL NOT have visibility into the user’s personal information to ensure non-biased judging throughout the competition. Please see the detailed description of the Challenge below for judging criteria specifics.

The OVERALL WINNER will be determined by adding up all challenge points. In the event of a tie, the decision will be agreed upon by product managers and a non-biased technical manager.

The overall winner and challenge winners will be announced after the conclusion of the ENTIRE event during the CATI SOLIDWORKS 2019 live streaming event.


Grand Prize: SOLIDWORKS Visualize Premium
More prizes to come…

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