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The DriveWorks Challenge 3

Join the DriveWorks Challenge

Paul Gimbel, DriveWorks Sherpa has announced the next DriveWorks Challenge brief!

If you’re new to the challenge, find out more about how you can get involved below.

The idea is simple, we provide you with a brief and a starter project, and all you need to do is complete the project to meet the requirements in the brief. The challenge is designed to be relatively quick (we certainly don’t want to make more work for you!) and to help you explore new ways of thinking and working within DriveWorks.

The goal of The DriveWorks Challenge is to provide you with a quick, fun puzzle that can help you shift mental gears and change the way that you look at DriveWorks and at your own implementation.

We will give you plenty of time (think calendar, not timer) to complete the challenge and you can put as much or as little effort into it as you see appropriate.

At the end of the challenge, we will post a video and DriveWorks Package (.drivepkg) in the DriveWorks Learning Portal showing how we solved the challenge, along with some of our favorite submissions.

What is the Challenge Brief?

This challenge is a bit different than the first two. Instead of focusing on the front end, this one is very computational and focuses on the back end.

For this DriveWorks Challenge, we want you to create a new component that helps our fictional piping system design company, Premier Piping, to optimize the cutting of their pipes. We want DriveWorks to take a list of pipe segments and output the optimal way to cut them from raw 250m stock pipes, with the aim of minimizing the amount of wasted pipe.

Are you up to the challenge?

Get your submissions in before Tuesday 31st of October to be entered into the prize draw!

Who Can Take the Challenge?

The DriveWorks Challenge is open to, and achievable by all DriveWorks skill levels. No engineering, IT or SOLIDWORKS knowledge required.

Take as much or as little time as you like (average time is around 30 minutes).

The deadline for submissions for prizes is Tuesday, 31st October
You can of course submit after this time but your submission will not be entered into the prize draw.

How to Join the DriveWorks Challenge

Follow 3 simple steps to join the DriveWorks Challenge

Log In to the DriveWorks Learning Portal

Head to the MyDriveWorks Community and log into the Learning Portal. The Learning Portal includes learning courses about a variety of topics. It’s also home to the DriveWorks Challenge. If you don’t yet have an account, it’s quick, easy and free to create one.

Follow the DriveWorks Challenge Instructions

The DriveWorks Challenge course in the Learning Portal guides you through the steps required to join the challenge.

There’s a video and a downloadable brief, along with all the files you need.

Upload Your Drive Package Submission

Once you have made all of your changes to the provided project, zip your Drive Package up and upload it on the final page of the DriveWorks Challenge course.

That’s it, you’re in!