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Display bolted connection calculated safety factors?

Question asked by Carl Morley on Feb 5, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2020 by Carl Morley

Hi Folks,

 

Can SolidWorks bolted connection FEA calculated safety factors be displayed?

 

The manual lists the formulas used here -> 2020 SOLIDWORKS Help - Pin/Bolt Safety Check 

 

And this question and frustration has been expressed in many ways since at least 2012, see example post.

 

The problem is that when the formulas are replicated in Excel, the result contradicts the direct calculation.  In order to check, we need to see the SolidWorks calculated safety factors.  Does anyone know if this is possible?  It seems strange they are not made obvious instead of just a green or red light indicating success or failure of the criteria.

 

Kind regards,

Carl.

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