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Bolt Connection on "Non-Circular" Holes

Question asked by Jake Harvey on Dec 20, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 23, 2019 by S. Y.

I'm trying to add 16 bolt connections in my Solidworks Simulation but when I try I get an error stating bolt connections can only be created on circular holes. This is due to the hole starting on a circular tube, the hole is circular but on the surface it is an oval. Is there any work around for this? I would really like to use bolt connections as I need to find the forces acting on the bolts. The bolt connections are meant to secure the 3 truss sections to one another.

 

Thanks for your help! 

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