SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Bolts and Pins on the Same Part

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated January 6, 2016


SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 now supports the ability to apply Bolts and Pins that start and end on the same body.

Bolt Connector

For Bolt connectors, be sure to apply the “Bolt series” option under Advanced Options to the hole faces of other components that are sandwiched in between.

Bolt on same part

Bolt on same part

Here you can see in the figure below the bolt is now connected to the same part and the analysis results are displayed.

Bolt on same part - results

Bolt on same part – results

Pin Connector

Use the Pin Connector to keep the hole faces of the same part concentric and have the option to prevent rotation and translation.

Pin Connector

Pin Connector

Here is an example of Pin Connector results

Pin Connector Results

Pin Connector Results

More SOLIDWORKS 2016 Tips

To learn more about what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2016 software you can review other SOLIDWORKS 2016 update posts here. You might also consider attending a SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update course where you can learn how to obtain new SOLIDWORKS skills. Learn more about our Update Training.

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.