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

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on May 3, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2018 by Alin Vargatu

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Thursday evening update: Due to the number of good, original ideas, there will be at least 2 winners this week.

You have a few more hours to enter the competition.


Hello SOLIDWORKS Power Users!


For eternal glory and 1000 points, provide the best solution to this problem:


1. Use a 1" square profile.

2. Create the shape in this picture, using R1". The other dimensions are not important.


3. Flatten it.



Disclaimer: I would use my judgment to pick "the best" solution. It will be probably subjective, so you should provide as many details as possible about the advantages of your solution over Deepak's.


Make your case.


We will accept entries until Friday, May 5th 2017, at noon.