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