**Full Article: https://www.engineersrule.com/impossible-modeling-challenges-part-3-un-bend-square-profile-multiple-directions/ **

*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.*

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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.

The jury has reached a decision and the results are in.

First of all, I would like to thank one of my customers who reminded me of the fact that SOLIDWORKS does not have yet a very good solution for unbending tubes, pipes, rods or bars. This is how this challenge came to life.Second, I would like to encourage everyone to vote on this ER:SPR 542568:it should be possible tounfolda benttubelike a SHM partWould be great to see this functionality available out-of-the-box in SW2018 or 2019.

Third, let's congratulate all participants for the great solutions submitted. I learned a lot this week, brainstorming with you.There were so many good solution, that I was unable to pick one winner. After much consideration, I narrowed down to two original, crazy, out-of-this-world solutions.

And now, let's congratulate the two winners: Dennis Bacon and Ryan Dark.

I like a lot the simplicity and originality of their solutions.

You can find Dennis' solution here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/739928#739605

You can find Ryan's solution here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/739928#738824

Will record a series of videos covering some of the solutions presented in this week's and next week's challenges.

Fourth, allow me to thank our sponsors: John Stoltzfus and Rob Edwards who donated the awards.More to come... Thanks everyone!