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A traditional COE Annual PLM Conference & TechniFair highlight, TOP GUN is a competition for the "Best of the Best" CATIA engineers and designers to test their skills at developing the most accurate and correctly-structured three dimensional model, in the least amount of time.

The competition is intended to provide participants a broad cross section of tasks centered on a few of the most commonly used workbenches available within CATIA.  The competition is open to all COE members in good standing who are present at the COE event. Knowledge of specialized CATIA workbenches is not required to participate in the competition allowing for a fair competition, accessible to as many COE attendees as possible. 

COE2012 008.JPGSign-up will be available when you arrive at the COE 2014 Annual PLM Conference & TechniFair.  Plan to participate and test your skills. The first and second place award winners will be recognized during the conference closing general session. Your name and score will not be published in any venue publicly, unless you are one of the few winners or honorable mentions.

Download a copy of the Top Gun Rules to learn more about the competition and scoring.


2014 TOP GUN XXVII Winners

First Place – Samuel Perse, Sharp Tooling Solutions
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Second Place – Jeff Fisher, Wichita State University

2014 Competition:

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Past Competition:

Top Gun XXVI (2013) Top Gun XXV (2012)

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Top Gun XXIV (2011) Top Gun XXIII (2010) 
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Past competitions sponsored by:



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Visit our YouTube page to see a video of the 2014 model creation here.