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SWPUC - SOLIDWORKS Power User Challenges

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on May 22, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2019 by John Stoltzfus

Update: 347,000 points have been awarded to date in the first 26 SWPUCs. Let's see who will win the 1,000,000th point.


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I will collect all winning solutions from the SWPUCs in this playlist:


SOLIDWORKS Weekly Power-User Challenge - YouTube


Let's see how many videos we can record before the end of the year.


Links for the WPUC threads:

The 1st Weekly Power-User Challenge: Mate a Pin in a Slot

Winner: John Stoltzfus

Full article:


The 2nd Weekly Power-User Challenge (April 19th, 2017): Get rid of the rounds the fastest way, with no extra features or exports

Winner: Ryan Dark


The 3rd Weekly Power-User Challenge (May 5th, 2017): Bend a square profile in multiple directions and determine its flat pattern

Winners: Dennis Bacon and Ryan Dark

Full article:


The 4th Weekly Power-User Challenge (May 12th, 2017): Unbend a Bent I-Beam

Winner: Erik Bilello

Full article:


The 5th Weekly Power-User Challenge (May 19th, 2017): Straighten an Imported Wire

Winner: Dan Pihlaja

Awarded SOLIDWORKS DEMIGOD status: H.E.W. Rob Edwards

Full article:


The 6th Weekly Power-User Challenge (May 26th, 2017): Apply the Most Elegant Mating Scheme to Emulate Magnetic Attraction

Winners: Dan Pihlaja and Roland Schwarz


The 7th Weekly Power-User Challenge (June 2nd, 2017): Simulate a Volume Mate (Prisoner in Jail)

Winners: Josh Brady and Muhammad Aamer

Special award recognizing brilliance and creativity: Roland Schwarz


The 8th Weekly Power-User Challenge (June 9th, 2017): Reverse Engineering (Surfacing and Direct Editing)

Winners: Roland Schwarz and Mark Biasotti

Special award recognizing brilliance and creativity: David Dinius and Krzysztof W.

Full article:


The 9th Weekly Power-User Challenge: Interface in Your Face - Video Competition (Speed and Precision in manipulating the User Interface)

Winners: Ryan Navarro, Scott Ellery, Alen Topic, Ingvar Magnusson, Daniel Benterman.


The 10th Weekly Power-User Challenge (September 15th, 2017): Measuring Wine Carafe

Winners: Todd Blacksher, Andreas Rhomberg, Scott Stuart, Brandon Graham, Muhammad Aamer, Bill Toft, Michael Fernando, Krzysztof W., Dan Pihlaja, John Stoltzfus, Elmar Klammer

Full article:


The 11th Weekly Power-User Challenge (October 20th, 2017): Flipping Mates - Robot Case Study

Winners: Dan Pihlaja, Daen Hendrickson, Kevin Pymm, Duncan Gillis, Thomas Voetmann, Andreas Rhomberg, Rob Edwards, John Stoltzfus, Ryan Navarro


The 12th Weekly Power-User Challenge (November 3rd, 2017) - Revision of an Imported Body

Winners: Vahid Mostofi, Ingvar Magnusson, Redecos Technologies, Deepak Gupta, cagin gergin, Ryan Navarro, Krzysztof W., Thomas Voetmann, Bill Toft


The 13th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Remove the Slit from the Thin Part (Heal the Part) (November 17th, 2017)

Winners: Vahid Mostofi, Jonan Van Asperen, Erik Bilello


The 14th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - How many components can you stuff in an assembly?

Winner: Thomas Voetmann


The 15th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - How many bodies can you stuff in a part?

Winner: Henk Bruijn De


The 16th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Unknit a surface

Winner: Josh Brady


The 17th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Round Stock Feature (Programming Challenge)

Winner: Artem Taturevych


The 18th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Fancy Sketch Offset (Programming Challenge)

Winners: Ethan Kinney, Nilesh Patel, Artem Taturevych.


The 19th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Optimize part for Large Assembly

Winners: Jeremiah Feist and Alex Burnett


The 20th SOLIDWORKS Power-User and Programming Challenge - Mirror a Part without Mirroring Embossed Text

Winner (CAD section): Deepak Gupta

Winner (Macro section): Fatih Mehmet Ozcan


The 21st SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Model the Most Accurate Barrel Cam

Winner: Josh Brady


The 22nd SOLIDWORKS Power-User and Programming Challenge - Parametric Trim of Multiple Surfaces

Winner: Artem Taturevych

Awarded SOLIDWORKS PROGRAMMER DEMIGOD status: H.E.W. Artem Taturevych


The 23rd SOLIDWORKS Power-User and Programming Challenge - Normalize Ends of Structural Members

Winner: H.E.W.Rob Edwards


Canceled: The 24th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge



The 25th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Center Vent on Flatten Hole (Cylinder Case Study)

Winners: Heiko Sohnholz and Alex Burnett


The 26th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Model a Moebius Strip as a Solid Body with 2 Faces

Winner: Ingvar Magnusson


The 27th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Separate the Wires 

Winners: Michael LordJustin Pires and Heiko Sohnholz


The 28th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Stop the Madness! (Clean this Dirty Assembly)



The xxth SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Minimize the Rebuild Time of this Part


The xxth SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Minimize the Opening Time of this Assembly


The xxth SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Minimize the Opening Time of this Drawing


The xxth SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - The Impossible Sheet Metal Challenge