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

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on Jan 17, 2018
Latest reply on May 4, 2018 by John Stoltzfus

Hello SOLIDWORKS Power-Users and welcome to the simplest WPUC so far.


For 10,000 points and eternal glory create an assembly that contains the biggest number of part components.


The prize will be doubled if the winning entry has over 1 billion component parts and doubled again for over 1 trillion component parts.


Additional 5000 point prizes for the first who submits assemblies with:

- over 10,000,000 part components


- over 100,000,000 part components. 


Example of a "simple" assembly, containing 1,000,000 part components:




You can have as many subassembly components you want. What matters is that the total number of part components loaded by SOLIDWORKS is the largest of all the entries in the competition.


Update: The first thing we learned from this challenge is that there is a barrier at 1 Million part components, after which SW slows down exponentially. Because of that, we will run this competition in phases.


Phase 1:


To enter the contest, please reply in this thread and attach the Pack&Go zip file containing the assembly and all its components before midnight on Sunday, the 28th of January, 2018. Also, post a screenshot of your Performance Evaluation (AssemblyXpert) report.


Phase 2: Same as above, with a deadline of midnight, February 28th.


If the file is too large, please upload it HERE.


Any bets about how many components the winning assembly will have?


BTW, we are ordering a powerful machine to be able to judge this competition. We hope to be able to open your 1 trillion part assembly!