Christopher Thompson

CosmosMotion connector question

Discussion created by Christopher Thompson on Dec 8, 2008
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2008 by Ian Hogg
I have a question about simulating a joint w/o connector hardware parts in the assembly. The pivot end of a cylinder assembly is mated axis-to-axis with the the bushings in the arm sub-assembly. Using ComosMotion, how can the joint be properly constrained without adding a SW connector part in the main assembly?

In CosmosWorks for FEA, an option exists to add a connector pin or bolt to an assembly (w/o inserting a SW part file). How is this done using ComosMotion 2007? I have not yet decided what type of connector hardware to use for this joint (shoulder bolt, pin, etc.) and would like to run the simulation without adding extra parts.