KISSsys Competition

Celebrate with us 15 years of KISSsys and enter your application to win the KISSsys AWARD 2014!

Submit a KISSsys model and convince our jury.


You are free to choose your own topic.

We leave it to you – a highly complex kinematic model or a visionary model rich in imagination.
Or are you more interested in interfaces with other programs such as vibration simulation or FE?

All that matters is that you design your model using KISSsys, the system add-on to KISSsoft.

You can also submit existing models.


KISSsys AWARD 2014

The KISSsys AWARD 2014 will be given for the best application – and the winning project will be presented at the Schweizer Maschinenelemente Kolloquium (Swiss Machine Elements Colloquium) SMK 2014.

In addition to one night's hotel accommodation and dinner at
SMK 2014, the winner will also receive the KISSsys AWARD 2014 and a certificate.

The winners in second and third place will also receive a certificate and an invitation to SMK 2014 with overnight hotel and dinner.


Test Version & Project Dossier

You can obtain a free license for the purposes of the competition (commercial use excluded).

to the registration form  »

The project dossier – in German or English – must contain at least 2 and not more than 10 A4 pages and must include project steps, pictures and reasoning. The dossier should be accompanied by a brief biography (and bibliography where appropriate). Please send your model with the dossier to challenge@KISSsoft.AG

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2014.

Our jury looks forward to receiving your contribution!

Evaluation Criteria

Visual impression

E.G. non-mechanical application, animated model

Modeling and functionality:
Programming, e.g. interfaces to other programs,
complex kinematics, new template

Ease of handling of the model, convenience of use,
intuitive/self-evident operation, logic



Use the extended functionalities such as the STEP model import to generate a visual effect, or use the integrated programming language to interpolate values multidimensionally using the data tables...

Not sure how to do this?
Our tutorials and instructions can help you:

to the tutorials  »                 to the instructions  »

We can provide instructions and tutorials considering other topics on request. Please understand that we cannot give any personal support – that would be unfair!

Conditions of Entry

Entry is open to all. Only one registration is allowed per person. No contractual obligation. No correspondence will be entered into. The judges' decision is final. Employees of KISSsoft AG and members of their families may not enter the competition. By participating in the competition, entrants automatically declare their agreement to the conditions of the competition.

Personal data obtained in connection with the competition will not be passed to third parties or loaned to them for their use.

Exceptions to this are the three winning projects, for which the participants shall grant KISSsoft AG express authorization to publish their (company) name. The participants also expressly agree by their participation that the winning projects (including images) may be published by KISSsoft AG and may be used for commercial purposes. KISSsoft AG accepts no liability for publishing incorrect information in this respect.


KISSsoft AG reserves the right to disqualify participants without stating reasons and to bar them from the competition without notice. This practice will be resorted to where participants attempt to manipulate their entries or violate the conditions of entry.

Place of Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The place of jurisdiction is Zurich. All disputes arising in connection with this competition shall be governed solely by the law of Switzerland.

© KISSsoft AG 2014