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Test model for new hire

michael_mcclainmichael_mcclain Member Posts: 198 PRO
I am looking to hire someone and I would like to find a test model which I can have them model to gauge their skills in a few areas. I don't want something that will take many hours to model, but I want something which does require some intermediate skills. I also want to stay away from models with features that are Onshape-specific since they would probably not know Onshape and it's more of a general test of parametric modeling and to see some of their workflows.

Some of the skillsets that would be nice to test are:
Basic solid modelling
Attention to detail
Solution generation (Like if a dimension is hard to calculate and the answer is somewhere unexpected??)

I hope I can find something good which can help me set a benchmark on what they know and what areas may need improvement.


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    emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers, Channel partner Posts: 861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are a few contest we play here, I think some of that could help you:
    I like this one https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/9426/another-design-contest/p1
    It is simple, but seem more simple that it really is.

    Or you could try with this one https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/40998#Comment_40998

    But as you mentioned you should see their workflows and how the information is organized.

    Bottom line, I recomend to create that model https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/9426/another-design-contest/p1 , add some simple parts in the key slots in an assembly add properties, material etc. and create all the drawings. That could take 1 hour plus minus.
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,909 PRO
    It would mostly depend on your work's design type and tooling that determines what modeling skills matter.

    for our company it will focus on:
    - weldments
    - configurations
    - sheet-metal
    - laser/plasma
    - 2.5 axis CNC
    - lathe

    other companies may want skills that have no grounds in what we do:
    - 3d printing
    - surfacing
    - plastic injection
    - tool/die
    - wood work / furnature

    These all take a uniquely developed skill, and can change how you need to think and model completely.
    What we do is give them a small project and put them to the test. They can ask any questions they want, and we walk them through a similar project so they can get a feel for "our way"
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