May 24, 2021

Welcome to the VC Student Challenge!

Are you a student? Then wait no more and jump in to solve the VC student challenge. Complete the challenge and submit your work for a chance to get a prize!

Challenge Details:

  • Start: 24 May 2021
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Prize: 100€ Amazon voucher


  • Submit your layouts by 24 June 2021.
  • Share your .vcmx layout here.
  • Share your challenge on social media by tagging our account (Visual Components) and using the hashtag #vcsstudentchallenge.

Winner Announcement:
The winner will be announced on 28 June 2021.


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simulation of an oven assembly line

What is the VC Student Challenge?

The Visual Components (VC) Student challenge is a biannual competition for current students who are interested in 3D Simulation. Students solve the challenge provided by VC simulation experts for the chance of winning a cool prize as well as showcasing their skills to the world and possibly, your potential employer.

What do you need to do?

You’re given a template layout PMdemo_4.3.1_WhiteGoodsAssemblyLine (download the layout here) that has no simulation. This is a production line to produce ovens. This template layout was created based on the White Goods Manual Assembly layout (WorksDemo_4.1_WhiteGoodsAssemblyLine), which could be found from the eCatalog: Models by Manufacturer > Demo Layouts > White Goods Manual Assembly.

Visual Components eCatalog menu

The layout was originally based on Works library, which was used to create shop floor layouts without the need to program robots and with the possibility to use operators and AGVs. Works library was upgraded to Process Modeling (PM) which simplifies the creation of these processes even more. Your task is to simulate the template layout (PMdemo_4.3.1_WhiteGoodsAssemblyLine)  so that it functions similar to the original layout (WorksDemo_4.1_WhiteGoodsAssemblyLine), but with Process Modeling:

  • Simulate the layout with PM.
  • The final oven assembly has to look the same as in the original layout.

Note that the layout doesn’t have to be exactly the same as the original one; for example, instead of having 2 boxes for one component, you can have only one, or instead of having 4 ovens on a pallet, you can have 2.

  • Keep in mind that you don’t have to know anything about the Works library.

The following picture might help you to visualize how the simulation looks with PM:

The stages of oven assembly simulated: cooktop assembly, front panel assembly, electrical wiring, electrical testing, door assembly, bottom door assembly, final testing, palletizing

How to participate?

In order to be eligible to participate in this challenge, you must complete the following steps (both):

  1. Share a short video (<2min) of your layout on either LinkedIn/ Facebook/Twitter, tag our account (Visual Components) and add a hashtag #vcsstudentchallenge .
  2. Share your .vcmx layout here. Make sure to name your layout this way before submitting it: firstnamelastname_VCstudentchallenge

How can I win?

The winner will be selected by our simulations experts based on the functionality of the layout and its proximity to the original layout. The winner will be selected only if all the requirements are met and will be announced on 28 June 2021.

Good luck!

T&C of the VC Student Challenge

  • A participant has to be registered as a current student at an educational institution and should be able to prove their student status.
  • In order for an entry to be considered in this challenge, participants need to complete all the requirements: submit your .vcmx layout as well as to publish the video on one of the social media platforms tagging our account (Visual Components) and adding the required hashtag (#vcsstudentchallenge).
  • The winner will be defined by an impartial simulation expert from Visual Components, based on the functionality of the layout and proximity to the original layout.
  • The winner will be contacted via the social media platform where the video was published on the day of the announcement (28 June 2021). If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, the prize will go to the second best participant who fulfills all the requirements.