I tried to model my connection using connector screws in SW simulation.
They connect 2 parts divided by a no penetration contact.
I have selected the edge of the bolt head hole and the thread face as shown in the attached images.
I applied a preload.
The upper part is subject to a moment while the lower part is bolted to the ground.
Should my simulation work with these screws?
The firs thing I noticed is that there is no obvious way to select the lenght of the screw and that the program selects a hex bolt but I needed soclet screw for my real system...
Do I miss something in the settings?
If there is no solution to these problems, is the simulation appreciably affected by this approximation?