Your FRC Team Could Win $10,000
FIRST® Robotics Teams from the United States are invited to become 3D Creators and 3D Sculptors using xDesign and xShape on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a cloud environment with new design apps from SOLIDWORKS that teams can use to create the most incredible flying machines they can imagine. With a first place prize of $10,000 and other awards, the sky is the limit for student designers. Pun intended!
Design a Personal Flying Machine
Whether your team is inspired by classic flight designs or you want to build the flying machine of the future, xDesign and xShape can bring your ideas to life.
See the Winners
$10,000 First Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, $3,000 Third Prize, plus fifty $500 prizes to qualifying teams.> View winners...
Learn About the xChallenge
Learn how teams submitted their flying machine using SOLIDWORKS xDesign and xShape.> Learn more...
SOLIDWORKS xChallenge 2019 Takes Flight!
It’s time to take flight with the SOLIDWORKS xChallenge! This year we’re challenging FIRST® Robotics Teams in the United States to create personal flying machines using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, xDesign, and xShape!
Getting Started with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
This video will teach you how to get started using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. You will use this platform to design, collaborate, and communicate during the xChallenge.
Registering for the SOLIDWORKS xChallenge 2019
This video will show you how to register for the 2019 SOLIDWORKS xChallenge in which teams will use the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to design a personal flying machine.
Getting Started with 3DSpace
This video will teach you how to navigate and use 3DSpace, which is an application on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform that you will use to store all of your files.
Getting Started with the xApps
This video will introduce you to the xApps that you will use to create your models for the xChallenge. The xApps you will use include xDesign and xShape.
Posting to the Main SOLIDWORKS xChallenge Community
Learn how to post in the main xChallenge community and use 6Wtags to engage with other teams.
SOLDIWORKS xChallenge 2019 Webinar
On 11/21 the xChallenge team hosted a webinar led by Gian Calise. Gian demonstrated how to use xDesign and xShape to make a propeller and wing. View the audience questions and answers here.