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Test your Structure before you Build it!

Use SkyCiv software to see determine whether the structure will work or not, before you build it. Test different truss styles, member lengths and member sizes to determine what is the strongest and lightest design. The special Science Olympiad Account includes the following:

  • Access to Structural 3D software - model and simulate the performance of your structure
  • Access to the Structural 3D - Science Olympiad App
  • Tutorials and Getting Started guides
  • Access for teams of 4 (under one account)
  • Questions? Watch the adjacent video for a quick start guide!
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SkyCiv Olympiad Boomiliver

Easy Tutorial to get Started

SkyCiv has put together a great video tutorial on how to design a boomilever using SkyCiv Structural 3D. Follow this step by step guide, from a Structural Engineer, on how to test different designs and how to tell whether or not your structure will fail.

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Host your own Invitationals

Are you an event coordinator? You can host your own invitationals using SkyCiv. We have a helpful guide in our FAQ below, to help you get started with your Computerlever invitational.

Simply get in contact with us to book in your invitational or Science Olympiad event:

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New Science Olympiad App!

SkyCiv has partnered with Science Olympiad to develop a new app to test and compete digitally for the 2020 season! Experiment with your designs using SkyCiv Structural 3D to learn what works and what doesn't using the Science Olympiad App! Now lets you get real life scores and tips on your design.

Install with a single click and start testing your structure under the competition guidelines today!

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No Installation Needed. Access immediately from your web browser.

SkyCiv is run 100% online so it is fully functional on Mac, PC, and even mobile tablets! Your whole team can get access and collaborate or try their own designs. Get started on your Science Olympiad design in just 30 seconds.

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Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

The Science Olympiad account gives you and your team full access to SkyCiv analysis software, file storage, tutorials and the Science Olympiad S3D app. SkyCiv Structural 3D is the main program used to model and test your boomilever and tower structures. You will model the structure (defining the location of the nodes, members and forces) then apply loads and test it for material stresses and deflection. This will allow you to digitally build the model, and simulate its performance, without physically building the structure.

Simply click Buy Now to purchase your Science Olympiad account via credit card and receive instant access. Forget waiting to install or update the software! Since our software is completely web-based, you have immediate access to the programs and files from your internet browser. You will be given a single account for your team, so share the password with the members of your team.

Each team will share a single account, so they share the same file manager. Users can create folders to organise their designs, but we recommend everyone get in there and try designs.

Once you have your main model, you can only have one person in the file at the same time (you will be alerted if someone is editing at the same time). There is also file revision functionality, so you can always roll back a previous save.

All the company files are private, encrypted on our server and backed up daily. You are protected and safe. Your files are stored on SkyCiv's secure servers which you can access at anytime. Please contact us if you have any further questions concerning your file management or security.

Regardless of how many students are on each team, you should purchase the same number of licenses as you have teams.

E.g., if you have two teams that are submitting separate results, you should purchase two licenses, not one.

Unfortunately, as this is a competition there is no support or help available for modelling and testing your Boomilever. We have some great guides and tutorials in our documentation, including some helpful videos. If you're experiencing issues with access or technical difficulties we can certainly help there.

Absolutely. You can purchase accounts in bulk via this link. Once you have checked out you will be able to start adding teams individually or via our CSV upload functionality. Your teams will receive instant access and can start designing straight away! If you need to add more seats, you can always visit the same link again and add more.

Once the app is installed, simply open the app from within SkyCiv Structural 3D. This will automatically override the materials with three Balsa wood materials for you to use. You can then select any of these materials to design your boomilever! Questions getting started? Watch the getting started video presented by Science Olympiad Southern California state director Peter Hung!

On the day of your competition event, participants will toggle the app into Competition Mode to build their models. Once ready, teams can submit their last test. At this point, teams will enter in their own unique Event ID which should be provided ahead of the event. Event Organizers can then download a spreadsheet of all the scores to see who the winner is!

On the day of your competition event, participants will toggle the app into Competition Mode. Teams will then build their model with a clean canvas, sticking to the rules and limits provided by Science Olympiad. This mode will limit you to 5 solves, so use them wisely!

As an event coordinator you can host your own invitationals via the following steps:

  • Pick your weekend or event date
  • Email [email protected] and we'll create you a unique Event ID
  • (Optional) Purchase a pack of SkyCiv Accounts from the following checkout link and distribute them to the teams automatically
  • On the day of the event, students will submit their scores and select their unique Event ID from a dropdown list when submitting their scores
  • Coordinators can download the scores (in CSV format) at anytime with their own custom link provided by SkyCiv

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