CADTable is a global online computer-aided design (CAD) competition for all students over the age of 13 around the world. Students from all CAD experience levels ranging from novices to advanced CAD designers can find categories that can challenge them to think critically and compete in teams up to 4 members.


  • March 22nd at 7:00 PM PT: How to Design a Part Workshop
  • March 23rd at 4:30 PM PT: Integrating Parts into Assemblies Workshop
  • March 27th at 12:00 PM PT: Kickoff (and released prompts)
  • March 28th at 5:00 PM PT: Rendering CAD Workshop
  • April 3rd - 8:00 AM PT: CADTable Submissions Close
  • April 3rd - 5:00 PM PT: CADTable Award Ceremony

(All workshop recordings will be available on Youtube)


There are 3 categories for competitors to compete in:

  • Novice - Design a trophy
  • Intermediate - Improving the pringles can
  • Advanced - Design an apartment complex

These categories increase in difficulty based on the experience level of the individual.

The following elements are required in the submission to Devpost. Please put these in a Google Drive folder and submit the link to that in Devpost:

  • Design STEP File

  • URL to project (Onshape) or editable project file (example: .f3z)

  • Up to 4 Images

  • 2-minute Video

  • Engineering Notebook (Optional)

Participants are required to use the prompts in their category to design a solution using any CAD software (Onshape Recommended for Beginners). 

More details can be found here: Rules and Regulations Document

Hackathon Sponsors


$300 in prizes

Novice Category Winner

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Intermediate Category Winner

$100 Amazon Gift Card

Advanced Category Winner

$150 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Lynne Dong

Lynne Dong
Global Product Manager at Microsoft

Liangshou Wu

Liangshou Wu
Senior Software Engineer at Google

Mark Ma

Mark Ma
Senior Application Developer at King County Judicial Court

Raghav Poddar

Raghav Poddar
CEO at Forward Kitchens

Judging Criteria

  • Novice Category
    Design a trophy for a theme you select. Make sure that it reflects that theme, is aesthetically pleasing, creative, and fits within a 12" x 12" x 12" box.
  • Intermediate Category
    Make an innovative product to improve the experience of removing Pringles from the can without ruining the perfect stack. Requirements: The product needs to hold the Pringles snugly and needs to accommodate people's hand sizes. Keep the costs low!
  • Advanced Category
    Build an apartment complex that combines high density with comfort, collaboration, and a green footprint for an estimated 1000 residents.

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