The Most Engineering Technology You’ve Seen Jammed into 13 Minutes

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As 2020 came to a close, it’s fair to say it was a year defined by both its difficult challenges and inventive solutions. Its lasting effects remain to be seen, though some seem more predictable at the current moment than others. One large shift we saw, partially due to necessity, was a move to more remote work. As such, we saw a massive shift in adoption among tools that catered to these new working styles.

While we’re all looking forward to a return to relative normalcy, I think I speak for many readers and community members in predicting that remote work will not ‘go away.’ While in some cases, remote work is not possible, we found ourselves in 2020 bending our processes to see where it is possible.

This is definitely something Stephan Papadakis of Papadakis Racing demonstrated, in the video below and described in detail.

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Papadakis Racing is both a sport-performance business and the most winningest drift team in history. They also have a YouTube channel with >560k subscribers, which caters to automotive/engineering enthusiasts from around the world who are interested in the teachings and builds chronicled by the team.

In this specific video, which has been watched by >500k people at time of writing, Stephan packs a jaw-dropping amount of technology into the piece. None of it is forced – and all of it was used in what came out to be a race-winning custom turbo header they put into their Supra engine.

As <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS users, we all know great design is part of the story. How we plan our projects, manage specifications, and actually manufacturer/make our designs is a big part of the overall story as well. And in this video, Stephan covers much more than ‘just design.’

This is where 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS (and 3DEXPERIENCE® Works altogether) comes into play. With 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS giving Stephan and his collaborators at Full-Race shared access to <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS Connected, they were able to bring in scan data generated from a 3D scanning arm, and model the custom turbo header to specification around the rest of the pertinent engine components.

This was important. They were able to leverage the power of <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD that they’d come to know over many years in industry, with the important addition of a shared working environment and several other capabilities that helped make this project a success.

For example: project planning capabilities and team communication spaces. They used Collaborative Business Innovator (most notably, the 3DSwym app) to share modeling and project information in a free-flowing, forum like space. In addition to 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS (full list of capabilities linked here), Stephan also used Project Planner to keep tabs on their overall progress – which allowed him to assign tasks and get an overview of what remained to be done as the project leader.

And, of course, when you have access to <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS Visualize (with <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS Visualize Connected a part of the 3DEXPERIENCE <span data-cmtooltip='Visit Solidworks‘ class=”glossaryLink”>SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium offers), how can you resist making stunning renderings to really ‘flex’ on a project once the design is complete?

In fitting all the components together, you get insight

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