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Estimate required Bolt Strength using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bolt Connectors

SOLIDWORKS Bolt Connectors

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation  bolt connectors allows us to define bolts without the need for a physical bolt modeled and meshed in our assembly. We can define preload for these bolts, pitch value, factor of safety, etc.  For more information on bolt connectors visit the SOLIDWORKS help….

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bolt Series for Multiple Holes

The Bolt Connector in Simulation is a great way to simplify the study so physical bolts don’t need to be included in the analysis.  In the case where you have a bolt going through the two holes, you only need to select the hole edge…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Connector Symbol Improvements

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Connector Symbol

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…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Bolts and Pins on the Same Part

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…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Bolt Connector

A Bolt can connect two components, multiple components, or a component and the ground. You can define bolts through a mixed stack of solids, shells and sheet metal bodies. You can also define a bolt by selecting entities of the same component. SolidWorks Simulation uses…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Convert Toolbox Fasteners to Bolt Connectors

SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners

Imagine receiving an assembly from a customer with a few hundred bolt connectors in it. You have to run a simulation on this. Obviously you have to suppress all the bolts in the assembly or exclude the bolts in the simulation study. And then, you…

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Hole Series in SolidWorks Simulation [VIDEO]

Imagine a manhole cover in a pressure vessel that needs to be bolted to a flange in the pressure vessel. This usually requires a number of bolts to hold the two pieces together. Furthermore, same type of bolts may be present in the assembly at various locations. Imagine having to define all these bolt connectors for a simulation. I am sure this is going to give nightmares to people trying to simulate multiple bolts using SolidWorks Simulation. You will be happy to learn that SolidWorks Simulation has a smart feature which could reduce the effort in the definition of these bolt connectors.

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