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Novice Ashlar-Vellum User Creates Winning Entry In International Design CompetitionNew Zealand Student, Having Never Before Done 3D/CAD Modeling, Cites ?Easy to Understand? Software for Helping Win $20,000 Grand Prize from Korea?s LG Electronics Corporation (November 29, 2001)
The CAD version was required so that Mackrells entry could be turned into a physical prototype by the modeling department of LG Electronics, a major electronics and telecommunications conglomerate with 72 subsidiaries around the world. Once the company created the prototype, Mackrells design would qualify for final judging.
Trouble was, Mackrell had never before used 3D CAD software. And he had only days to learn.
Aware of the pressing deadline, Mackrells professor, Azhar Mohamed, turned to 3D modeling software provider Ashlar-Vellum to assist Mackrell and two other Massey University classmates who had achieved finalist status. Ashlar-Vellums Vellum Solids 2000 software (since renamed Cobalt) had recently been installed at the university; with the deadline looming, Mohamed asked Mike Scott, a former Massey student who had interned at Ashlar-Vellum, to assist.
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