There’s a variety of reasons we use SolidWorks, but mostly they involve several of our mentors have SolidWorks experience and one of our machine shop sponsors uses SolidWorks for all their production runs.
I don’t know if we ever got any “glamor shots” of our robot before we crated 'em up (we missed a cumulative week due to snow days), but our students have [finally!] updated our website photo galleries for the 2011 season. They’re still missing a lot of photos, and many still have to be tagged, but here’s the link:
Here’s the most completed whole photo of our competition robot (taken several days before ship) we currently have on our website: