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Climb Higher With the Advanced Solutions Professional Design Competition

Combining Creativity With Autodesk Software to Climb Higher

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC), releases a call for entries for the cross-industry design competition, Climb Higher Design Contest. As a part of The Sky's the Limit with Autodesk 2015 Software virtual event, the month-long competition is designed for professionals in the Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries. 

As part of the competition, Advanced Solutions has posed three questions to industry designers:

Do you push your designs to the limit?
Do you use Autodesk solutions to your advantage?
Do you want to put your skills to the challenge?

The Climb Higher Design Contest requires participants to use their creativity to design a defined project utilizing Autodesk software. The competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in conjunction with the opening session of The Sky's the Limit with Autodesk 2015 Software virtual event.

Contest participants have the choice between two options for their project design: 1) Tree House or 2) Ball Launcher (to protect the tree house from enemy attacks, obviously). The two options were created to allow professionals from different industries to participate based on their specific skill set and interest. For those interested in Building Design, a Tree House design option is being created. The Ball Launcher option is targeted at those interested in Product Design and Manufacturing.

Contestants for both design projects will have the chance to win part of over $6,000 in prizes to be awarded based upon these specific requirements:

OPTION 1 - Tree House Entry Requirements

  • Must utilize a minimum of two (2) Autodesk software programs;
  • Must be submitted on a 24" x 36" project board (PDF) including:
    • 2D plan or proposed design;
    • Relevant design detail from project;
    • Architectural rendering: photorealistic image, sketch, or 3D technical drawing; and
    • A brief 50-500 word explanation of design.

OPTION 2 - Ball Launcher Entry Requirements

  • Must utilize a minimum of two (2) Autodesk software programs;
  • Must be submitted on a 24" x 36" project board (PDF) including:
    • 2D design plan;
    • Relevant design detail from project;
    • 3D rendering: photorealistic image, sketch, or 3D technical drawing; and
    • A brief 50-500 word explanation of design.

Judges, such as Daniel Zucker (Autodesk Social Media Guru) and Craig Bashor (ASI Manufacturing Process Improvement Specialist), will review projects submitted in both categories to select the winning designs. The judging is based and scored on five criteria, in order to determine First, Second and Third Place winners in each category. 

Entries will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on July 25, 2014. Registration begins today! Winners will be announced the week of August 4th. Official contest rules, registration form and prize descriptions can be found on the contest landing page at www.AdvancedSolutions.com/Contest.

Advanced Solutions is excited to offer the Climb Higher Design Contest, in conjunction with The Sky's the Limit with Autodesk 2015 Software Virtual Event as part of its ongoing complimentary educational events open to the Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure industries. For more information on this and other events, visit http://www.advancedsolutions.com/events/.

About Advanced Solutions Design Software 
Advanced Solutions Design Software is an award winning Autodesk Platinum Partner with 2D and 3D design software expertise in architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure and manufacturing. The company has earned Autodesk Specializations in Advanced MEP, Building, Civil Infrastructure, Process & Power, Product Design & Manufacturing, PLM and Simulation, representing its proven ability to consistently deliver advanced customer solutions, consulting, training and support in these areas. In addition to industry focused expertise, Advanced Solutions provides Autodesk authorized value added services such as consulting, product support, training, and certification to its diverse customer base. The company is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN), bringing further value to customers through certified software customization and business systems integration. Advanced Solutions Design Software helps customers gain a competitive advantage by recommending, implementing and customizing software solutions that lead to increased revenues, reduced operating costs, and improved efficiencies. For additional information about Advanced Solutions Design Software please visit our website at www.AdvancedSolutions.com/design

Advanced Solutions is a registered trademark of Advanced Solutions, Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Advanced Solutions reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

Autodesk, ADN and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

© 2014 Advanced Solutions. All rights reserved.

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