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SIMULATION TECH TIP: Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts

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If you haven’t already heard, SolidWorks Simulation 2014 allows you to automatically convert your toolbox fasteners to Bolt Connectors. To run the automatic detection tool, simply right-click on the Connections icon in the Study PropertyManager and select Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts. This is found in the shortcut window, as shown in the picture below. During the conversion process, all information related to the location, geometric features, and material of the Toolbox fasteners is mapped internally to the formulation of the corresponding […]

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SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION TECH TIP: Flexibility in Non-linear Fixtures

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There’s a feature I always suspected was in COSMOS/SolidWorks Simulation Premium, but I never needed it badly enough to do more than a web search to a dead end and give up. Well, I finally had the need: it was an analysis of a clip/pin system.The goal: Determine plastic deformation and insertion/retention forces during the pin installation/removal process solved in sequence. 1. The “C” clip is first installed on the housing. 2. Then then pin is inserted into the housing […]

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