IME Design Competition 2015

30 Jan 2015

About the Competition


“Do you have a product design that will ease the lives of Malaysians during natural disasters or accidents?”

Why this theme?

With major natural disasters and accidents happened in Malaysia back in 2014, this time we want to see a portable product design that is impactful and revolutionary that you could commercialize it to help more Malaysians in face with such scenario.

Competition Objectives

  1. To discover design talents and unleash their creativity in product design and innovation.
  2. To demonstrate the capabilities of the industrial problem solving.
  3. To promote innovation in 3D design in institutes of higher learning (IHL) and industry.

Design Requirements

  1. The end product should be portable and prove to solve difficult situation during natural disaster or accident.
  2. The end product should have a duration of use of at least 3 to 6 months.
  3. Prototyping the product.
  4. Total production cost can be equal or less than RM500.
  5. Must include proof of concept.
  6. Using SolidWorks or CATIA tool.
  7. The product design must take consideration of manufacturability.

Modeling Requirements

  1. Must be designed in 3D.
  2. Must be designed using SOLIDWORKS / CATIA software.
  3. Must be designed from scratch using SOLIDWORKS / CATIA. Use of imported geometry is not allowed except for standard or purchased parts.

Competition Timeline

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entry submission must be submitted by individual or maximum of THREE (3) persons per group.
  2. Each company may select the Best FIVE (5) entries to participate in this competition.
  3. Complete SOLIDWORKS or CATIA database required to be submitted. Incomplete database will result in deduction of marks.
  4. Entries will be judged by panel of judges, comprising of the representatives from IME, industry associations and partners.
  5. The participating institution or company shall approve the use of images created from parts and assemblies provided by the student or engineer (thereafter known as participant) for use in marketing materials to be produced by the organiser and its assigns. Participant grants the organiser and its affiliates, and assigns, the right to use, reproduce, or incorporate in any manner whatsoever all or any portion of the aforementioned images.
  6. Participant represents and warrants that the materials are owned by the student participant and is free and clear of any liens or claims of any third-party, that the participant has a legal right to grant the permission herein given, and the participant will indemnify and hold harmless the organiser, its affiliates, assigns, agents, and employees, against liability should any third-party claim that the use of the materials by the organiser and its affiliates, assigns, agents, and employees, violates any right of such third party to the materials.
  7. The participating institution or company shall hereby grant the organiser permission to cite this institution on a general client list for possible distribution to the press, analysts, prospects, and other customers.
  8. The organiser shall not be held liable and responsible for any damages or claims for any damages or loss of documents or products before or after the competition.
  9. All participants are encouraged to register their designs under the relevant industrial design and intellectual property laws in force in Malaysia and to keep all documentations as proof of ownership before sending and displaying their designs to the organiser.
  10. The organiser shall inform the participants if their submissions are selected for further development.
  11. The organiser and/or panel of judges reserve the rights to alter competition terms and conditions which deemed necessary, in the best interest of this competition.

Judging Criteria

Creative & innovative design

Ability to proof of concept

Ability to apply systematic design methodologies, marketing plan and business plan

*Top 10 finalists will be short listed based on the first three criteria.
*All finalists must submit prototype on final presentation.
*The judging criteria above will be reevaluated during finals with an additional 10% on stage presentation.

To evaluate the ability of a creative and innovative design:-


  • The only one of its kind
  • Different with existing characteristics
  • Reconfigure the value to enhance uniqueness.


  • Useful or general purpose
  • Concern with experience or actual use


  • Value for money
  • Value for time


Submission Requirements

  1. 3D SOLIDWORKS or CATIA Model (the model must be 100% created from SOLIDWORKS or CATIA).
  2. 2D Drawing for main assembly with basic dimension, BOM, section view, exploded view with critical portion.
  3. Design & Idea Development Report that contain:
    • The study & research (market research, background study and etc)
    • Design Methodology.
    • Proof of concept (can include image or animation).
    • Design advantages highlight.
  4. You must include your SOLIDWORKS or CATIA product serial number to create the design & modeling.
  5. High resolution images: Images must at least 300 DPI and approximately 86 x 64 mm (3.4 x 2.5 inches) in size, or greater; or the image must be large enough so that the density will be print quality when the image is reduced to these dimensions. The preferred formats are JPEG and TIFF with preferred image dimensions of approximately 1800 x 1200 pixels, or greater.

Submission Methods & Format

  1. Save files in a main folder: Design Folder Name (University name_Faculty_Group Name
  2. Create 6 sub folders with EXACT folder names as below :
    SOLIDWORKS / CATIA Design Data Use pack and go to store SOLIDWORKS/CATIA parts, assembly drawing files, image for photo-rendering
    Photo Rendering To store rendered image.
    E-drawing To store e-drawing file.
    Video To store avi file.
    Design & Ideas Development Report To store document in Microsoft Word format.
    SOLIDWORKS / CATIA Serial Number To store print screen image of SOLIDWORKS/CATIA .
    Submit your files by:
  • Zipping all files and send to
  • (hand-over/postage) to organizing committee or
  • Submit to Organizer office at:30, Jalan PJS 1/46, 46150 Petaling UtamaPetaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan


Registration is open to all undergraduate students who are pursuing certificates, diploma or degree program in institutions recognized by the Malaysian Government.

  1. Download Form
  2. Fill up the details
  3. Send the form to

*Submission closes at 15th of April.


  1. Analysis & Simulation
  2. Kinematics Simulation
  3. Collision Detection
  4. Rendering
  5. Drawing

Analysis & Simulation

This helps in validating part/assembly stress integrity. It is a way to check if the part would pass the load design specification. You’ll be able to anticipate any failure, in which area of the design. Check out the video demo below:
Analysis Part Analysis & Simulation

Kinematics Simulation

Branch of motion science, which involves study of the displacement, velocity and acceleration of a body without taking into account the forces involved in the motion. It analyzes the motion and determines any parameters related to motion like velocity, acceleration, distance etc.
DMU Kinematics Joint Tutorial DMU Kinematics Tutorial

Collision Detection

This helps in checking if the assembly have any collision or interference for both static and motion situation.

Collision Detection


You’ll be able to view the product in certain material renders, placing the product in certain relevant location/scene or even making a realistic product image.



Find out how to get drawing such as exploded view in CATIA.



1.Animation 7.Clearance Verification
2.Collision Detection 8.Interference Detection
3.Costing 9.Mass Properties
4.Design Validation 10.Material Apply
5.Design For Manufacturing 11.Mechanism
6.Draft Analysis


Use Animation to create simple animations that use interpolation to specify point-to-point motion of parts in assemblies. You can also apply motor-based animations to assembly components using Animation. Check out the video demo below:


Collision Detection

You can detect collisions with other components when moving or rotating a component. The software can detect collisions with the entire assembly or a selected group of components. You can find collisions for either the selected components or for all of the components that move as a result of mates to the selected components.
Check out the video demo below:

Collision Detection 


The tool helps designers make decisions based on the cost to manufacture and helps manufacturers create quotes for customers. Whenever you change a design, you can see the new, updated cost immediately, along with a detailed cost breakdown. Additionally, you can generate automatic cost reports.


Design Validation

Products can be tested for strength and safety, and the kinematics fully analyzed. Further, a wide variety of geometry types are supported so you can simulate the real world performance of solid, thin-walled, and structural features.

Design Validation 

Design For Manufacturing

Tool to validates the manufacturability of parts designed with SOLIDWORKS. Use DFMXpress to identify design areas that might cause problems during fabrication or increase production costs, and quickly review parts with mill, drill, turning, sheet metal, and injection molding requirements.

DFM Xpress 

Draft Analysis

Set analysis parameters and color settings to identify and visualize areas with insufficient draft on molded parts.

Draft Analysis 

Clearance Verification

Check the clearance between selected components in assemblies. The software checks the minimum distance between the components and reports clearances that fail to meet the minimum acceptable clearance you specify.

Gap Check 

Interference Detection

Identifies interferences between components, and helps you to examine and evaluate those interferences. Interference Detection is useful in complex assemblies, where it can be difficult to visually determine whether components interfere with each other.

Interference Detection 

Mass Properties

The SOLIDWORKS application calculates properties such as mass, density, and volume, based on the model geometry and material properties. You can override the calculated values for some properties.

Mass Properties 

Material Apply

You assign material to the part by picking a material from a material library. Materials in SolidWorks have two sets of properties, visual and physical (mechanical).

Material Apply 


Mates create geometric relationships between assembly components. As you add mates, you define the allowable directions of linear or rotational motion of the components. You can move a component within its degrees of freedom, visualizing the assembly’s behavior.