I have a straw part and a lid part in an assembly and have no idea where to go from here. Any suggestions would be appreciated. More details can be provided too.
Your analysis would most readily be created in a nonlinear simulation using a prescribed displacement to force the straw through the hole in the lid (provided there are splits for a hole already; the analysis could not make a hole itself). The setup would be similar to this one (SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Nonlinear Pipe Holder Tutorial - YouTube ). The results would allow you to query forces and moments at the fixtures to find out what the applied force is to push the straw into the lid.
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