UTAR student emerged as Champion at Solidworks Skills Competition 2019
UTAR Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering student Low Xu Guang was the Champion in the Solidworks Skills Competition 2019 (Central Region) hosted by SolidWorks Malaysia - IME Authorized Reseller and IME Group of Companies. Low walked away with RM500, a trophy and a certificate as well as SOLIDWORKS Advanced Training voucher worth RM3,200 and SOLIDWORKS Professional Certification Exam Voucher worth RM1,800.
The competition required the participants to use their imagination and analytical skills to invent, design and turn ideas into products. The design work, however, must be completed using SOLIDWORKS.
The objectives of the competition were to create buzz and discover 3D modelling skills among students in Malaysia, gather young and talented students to compete among themselves, deepen students’ understanding and skills in industrial problem solving, promote STEM skills in institutes of higher learning (IHL) and industry, and gain experience for future career.
He said, “This competition is about drawing a 3D model by referring to a 2D drawing and we compete for accuracy and speed of completion. Previously, I participated in the Shell Eco Marathon 2017 where I was assigned to draw parts for a vehicle. That event gave me the exposure and experience needed for this competition. With that experience, I managed to extend my drawing skills to a higher level.” He continued, “The more you practice, the better you become. Also, seek advice from supervisors that have a lot of experience and continue to learn from each other.”