SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 has enhanced the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Connector Symbol for Pin and Bolt connections. Pin Connectors will now show symbols if they have the With retaining ring or With key enabled. Bolt Connectors will show a symbol indicating a Torque or Axial preload applied.
Pin Connector Symbols
The symbol for ‘With retaining ring (no translation)’ in a Pin connector will show the pin head on one side and a retaining ring on the opposite side.
The symbol for ‘With key (no rotation)’ will have a red bar indicating the keyed pin.
Changing the components transparency will provide a better visual of the symbols.
Bolt Connector Symbols
Bolt Connectors with preload applied with have small indicators. An applied Axial preload force will have a small double-arrow through the length of the bolt. An applied Torque preload with have a curved arrow around the nut.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources
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