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    SWPUC - SOLIDWORKS Power User Challenges

    Alin Vargatu

      Update: 322,000 points have been awarded to date in the first 23 SWPUCs. Let's see who will win the 1,000,000th point.


      Articles about various SWPUCs:











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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: https://www.engineersrule.com/impossible-modeling-challenges-solved-cad-power-users/


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


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

      Winner: Erik Bilello


      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: https://www.engineersrule.com/impossible-modeling-challenges-part-2-dynamic-straightening-bent-wire-cad/


      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: Dave Dinius and Krzysztof W.

      Full article: https://www.engineersrule.com/impossiblemodeling-challenges-part-4-reverse-engineering-surfacing-direct-editing/


      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


      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: Jeremy 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: Rob Edwards


      Canceled: The 24th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge



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



      The 26rd SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Preserve Configuration Data of a Multi-Configuration Sheet Metal Part



      The 27th 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