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New Distributed Bolt/Pin

Question asked by Shawn Mahaney on Dec 1, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 2, 2019 by Bill McEachern

Has anyone else worked with the new "distributed" bolt and pin connectors in Solidworks Simulation 2020?


I was keen to see the problems of SW 2018/19 fixed, and pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't just fixed, the entire formulation was re-done to make these connectors much more powerful. The pins and bolts aren't radially rigid any more, they allow flexing of the joined surfaces, and with run times a ton faster than full contact.


It's written up and illustrated at,
The Pin is Dead – Long Live the Pin! – Stone Lake Analytics, LLC