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CAD Open Class Grades 3-5

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Entry Title:

Winter Wonderland

Project Description:

Click on the video and then you can see my screen recording of my project. I created this snowy village through the TinkerCAD app. I was inspired to create this when my friends and I went to Schellville with our families. I loved the snow tubing, so I included kids snow tubing like we did. There’s also a snowball wall, like at Schellville. I included a giant statue of a snow queen because I felt like a snow queen at Schellville. I love Schellville and I hope you love my village!

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Projects must be created using computer software. Completed projects must be submitted as either digital program files or links. If your design will not function without the software, the student submission must include a screen recording or screenshots showcasing the design. For example, students can screen record on their iPad, upload the file to OneDrive, generate a link and copy/paste the link in with the cad information to

Judging Criteria

Content Achieves Purpose

The project meets a clear and focused purpose. It addresses a question/problem that needs solving in student’s life, school, community or world.

Content Suitable to Audience

Does the idea have practical applications? Is there a well-defined, significant market for its use?


What makes the design novel? Does it represent an important advance over the current state of design? The product is innovative and displays a new approach to solve a question/problem.


The drawing or design presentation should be complete such that all of the needed information to fully understand and execute the design is included in the submission. Technical drawings are typically accompanied by dimensions and notations, which add up to a complete understanding of the item or space defined by the drawing.

Overall Effectiveness/Presentation

Line weight, line style, dimensioning, use of scales, use of blocks and borders and are all neat, with an excellent overall visual presentation.

Appropriate Design Techniques/Resources

There are many software programs to help create designs and convey these designs effectively. Choosing the right software for the subject can dramatically affect the ease with which designs are created and communicated. Under this criterion, judges will also be looking for evidence that student designers explored and employed elements of the software program to aid them in the creation or communication of the design.

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