SolidWorks Legion April 2010 Contest (post comments)

Spring is here, though many of us are still very wintered.  To cheer up readers, I’m conducting a new SolidWorks Contest for April 2010.  Throughout April, I will tweet links from my fcsuper Twitter account.  Each link will be to an older or new SolidWorks Legion article (hereby called “linked article”).  To enter this contest, simply post at least one new comment on each of the these linked articles.  Though not required, I request that comments be on-topic with the linked article.  Every person that posts at least one new comment to a linked article will have one entry added into a random drawing that will take place by May 4, 2010.  The drawing will be for three places, with winning entries picked randomly in the following order.

  1. First place: Voucher for CSWP test of the winner’s choice (CSWE excluded).
  2. Second place: Sir Richard Branson’s book Business Stripped Bare Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur (The book has a reproduced autograph by Branson.  I cannot determine the method used to reproduce the signature.  Even still, it’s pretty cool.)
  3. Third place: Hot-cold insulated SolidWorks mug.


Since I’m going to do an actual random drawing for this contest, I’m taking the rule thing seriously.  Here are additional rules.  Maximum number of entries per person will be limited to the total number of linked articles within the month of April 2010.  Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries.  Entries to this contest will not be accepted after April 30, 2010.  Limit one entry per person for each linked article, regardless to how many times the article is mentioned on Twitter, and regardless to the number of additional comments made on that same article.  Only comments left on SolidWorks Legion website for the linked articles are eligible as entries.  By entering this contest, you agree to accept and follow all contest rules and you accept my decisions regarding this contest as final.  Each person that enters this contest is responsible for their own ability to use the prize if they win.  I reserve the right to remove and disqualify any comments as entries for being spam, hostile or otherwise inappropriate.  I reserve the right to post links to other articles on other websites.  Links to articles that are not on SolidWorks Legion are not part of this contest.  Links by anyone else other than me (via my twitter account) are not part of this contest, even if those links are to SolidWorks Legion articles.  For a comment to quality as an entry, it must have a time and date stamp (as issued by SolidWorks Legion website) that shows it was posted after the associated tweet, and it must include the person’s email (as entered into the comment fields).  Each entry to be represented by a piece of paper that has the same dimensions +/-10% to all other entries.  All entries will be collected in some sort of bowl or similar container.  Winners will be randomly hand drawn from the container.  Each person may only win one prize in this contest.  If a person has won one prize and one of their entries is drawn again, the drawing for that place will continue until a different person’s entry is picked.  If a person is unable to post a comment for whatever reason, they may email me with the subject line “SolidWorks Legion Contest Entry” and a message stating the linked article’s title in lieu of a comment.  Winners will be announced during the month of May 2010 on SolidWorks Legion.  Each winner will also be contacted separately via email during the month of May 2010.  Winners will have until the end of June 31, 2010 to reply to the notification email.  If no response from a winner is received by me, regardless to the reason, that winner forfeits the prize and it will not be re-issued or substituted.  Prizes will not be substituted nor exchanged for other prizes.  If the winner of the CSWP test does not use their CSWP test voucher before it expires, the winner forfeits that prize and it will not be re-issued or substituted.  The value for each prize is equal to the amount I paid for each (which is $0.00).  I will cover shipping costs for prizes sent to U.S.A. domestic destinations.  Shipping costs for an international shipment will be the responsibility of the winner.  Any attempt by any individual to game contest rules for unfair advantage or to act in a way that is not in the spirit of this contest will forfeit their entries and any other stakes in this contest.  Employees of Dassault Systemes, any of its subsidiaries and any software resellers are not eligible to win.  Any comments left on SolidWorks Legion by such persons do not count as entries for this contest.  This article (the one that you are reading right now) counts as the first entry opportunity.

Author: fcsuper

As a drafter, mechanical designer and CAD engineer, I've been in the mechanical design field since 1991. For the first 8 years of my career, I was an AutoCAD professional. I utilized AutoLISP and many other AutoCAD customization features to streamline drafting activities for 6+ drafters and designers. I authored several custom functions, one of which was published in the March 1997 issue of Cadalyst Magazine. Since 1998, I've been used SolidWorks non-stop. I've worked to utilize the SolidWorks' user environment to simplify drafting and design activities for 20+ engineers. I've created this website to provide current information about SolidWorks from a variety of contributors. More recently, I am now employed by Dassault Systemes as SOLIDWORKS Sr. Product Definition Manager to improve drawing, annotation and MBD related areas.

9 thoughts on “SolidWorks Legion April 2010 Contest (post comments)”

  1. You have a date typo in your rules.

    “Winners will have until the end of June 31, 2001 to reply to the notification email.”

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  3. “Each person that enters this contest is responsible for there own ability to use the prize if they win. ”

    This is pretty cool rule.. 🙂

  4. “Some sort of bowl or container”.

    I don’t think this statement is thorough enough. Can we get dimensions on this, or potentially a model so I can do some FEA on how my entry will settle?

    Nice contest idea.

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