Top Gun XXVI

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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 V5.  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 2013 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 Your name and score will not be published in any venue publicly, unless you are one of the few winners or honorable mentions.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.


2012 TOP GUN XXV Winners

First Place – Andrew Kramar; Arnold Engineering
Version: V5
Time: 21:16
Prize: AMD FirePro™ V7900 Graphics Board sponsored by DELL and AMD

Second Place – Benoit Carton; Bobst SA
Version: V6
Time: 37.12
Prize: Best Buy gift card sponsored by Inceptra

Special thanks to the 2012 TOP Gun XXV Sponsors: AMD, Dell and Inceptra

2012 Competition:



Past Competition:

Top Gun XXIV (2011) Top Gun XXIII (2010) Top Gun XXII (2009)
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Past competitions sponsored by:






Visit our YouTube link to see a video of the 2011 model creation -