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# Templates

## Some simple Science Olympiad Model Templates to get you Started

SkyCiv has included some simple and easy to use templates to help you get started with your Boomilever and Tower structures! As sponsors of the Science Olympiad event, we have a special Science Olympiad Offer that allows you to model and test your structures before you build them!

# Getting Started

When you launch SkyCiv Structural 3D, simply click Add Template Assembly and search for Science Olympiad templates. You’ll see some great templates you can start with:

In this article, we’ll also take a look at some of the templates and their parameters that are available to make your modelling fun and easy!

# Our Templates

A simple triangular truss structure can help you test different truss configurations, slopes and number of panels. The default model looks like so:

There are a number of controls for this template, including:

• Truss Style: Experiment with different styles of trusses, between Gambrell, Pratt, Straight and Cross to find the most efficient design
• Number of Panels: Try more or less segments and see the effect that this has on the structure
• Slope Angle: This is the pitch of the truss in degrees.
• Length, Width: Control the length and width of the truss structure.

This is an alternative design; an inverted triangular truss:

A detailed Science Olympiad Tower that allows you to control the size of the base as well as the upper truss. Control variables like width, height, truss style and base ratio to build and test the tower you need!

There are a number of controls for this template, including:

• Truss Styles: Experiment with different styles of trusses for both the base and the upper truss
• Levels: Try more or less levels for both the base and upper truss and see the effect that this has on the structure
• Base Ratio: This slider will control the size of your upper truss, as a proportion of your base truss.
• Length, Width: Control the length and width of the truss structure.