I'm hoping someone can help me here, before I tear (the rest of) my hair out.
I have a sheetmetal assembly which I am trying to perform an FEA analysis. I am wanting to optimize the design, so: test, edit, test, edit, etc. I cannot for the life of me get this model to behave itself and give me results which work. The only consistent results I get are errors and the occasional SW crash. The biggest problem is I don't think the global contacts is working as it ought, as some parts are pushed through others, some pieces have no stress (and obviously should), etc. How can I join these parts together? Or how should I be testing a sheetmetal assembly (having never done a sheetmetal assembly FEA test before)?
Or is someone willing to look at my assembly and recommend how I get it to go? Due to the nature of the project I am working on, I'm not too keen to post my model here, but I am happy to privately send it to someone who knows their stuff I'm sure it's child's play for someone who knows their stuff!
SW Premium, 2015.
Thanks in advance!