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

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on May 3, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 4, 2018 by Alin Vargatu

Hello SOLIDWORKS Power-Users and welcome to the 15th SWPUC.


The challenge is again very, very simple.


For 5,000 points and eternal glory create a multibody part. You will be the winner, if your part has the biggest number of solid bodies. Surface bodies do not count.



- You will upload a part file by replying in this thread, or, if the file is too large, by uploading it HERE. Please use your name for the file name.

- In the uploaded model, all solid bodies will be set to shown (hidden bodies do not count in this challenge)

- All bodies will be created by using SOLIDWORKS features (no imported geometry allowed)

- In your post, please include a screen shot of the Performance Evaluation report showing the number of bodies:


Please submit your entries no later than 5 pm EDT on Friday, the 25th of May, 2018.


If you are wondering why I care about number of bodies in a SOLIDWORKS part, this is because I got exposed to several cases where the slow-down in a large assembly was not due the large number of graphics-triangles, or number of faces. It was not even about complexity of shape, but just the sheer number of bodies. Now, I need to do a more rigorous research on this. Thank you for your help!