37 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2018 11:32 AM by Ingvar Magnusson

    The 19th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Optimize part for Large Assembly

    Alin Vargatu

      Hello SOLIDWORKS Power Users and welcome to the 19th SWPUC!

       

      Many of you asked for surfacing, direct editing and imported geometry repair challenges. I am trying to combine all these challenges in one.

       

      This is what you need to do:

       

      1. Download the file Start.x_t.

      2. Import it in SOLIDWORKS. It will look like this (zonal section applied to show the inner faces):

      3. Prepare it for use as a purchased component in a large assembly:

      - Remove all text.

      - Remove as many internal faces as possible. We need just faces that can collide with other components and mating faces (shaft, mounting holes, contact faces).

      - Solve all topological errors.

      - Only 1 (one) solid body should remain.

       

      An example of the desired result is attached to this message (Finish.x_t).

       

       

      Prizes:

       

      1. For eternal glory and 5,000 points, be the first to:

      - post a model that meets the requirements above
      - the model will have all the features you used for simplifying the model.
      - if you deleted existing features, or used the Import Diagnostic tool to solve topological problems, please provide screenshots for all steps that cannot be seen as features in the tree.

      - use only SOLIDWORKS tools. No add-in for cleaning topological errors should be used.

       

       

      2. For eternal glory and 10,000 points, upload the best model before 12:00 pm, on Friday, the 21st of September:

      - post a model that meets the requirements above
      - the model will have all the features you used for simplifying the model.
      - if you deleted existing features, or used the Import Diagnostic tool to solve topological problems, please provide screenshots for all steps that cannot be seen as features in the tree.

      - use only SOLIDWORKS tools. No add-in for cleaning topological errors should be used.

      - explain as detailed as you can how you approached this task, each step you took, what problems you encountered, what workarounds you used, propose enhancements to the existing functionality. The quality of your comments will be extremely important for helping the judge chose the winners.

       

      Good luck!