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Every single mate in my assembly is considered an interference. How can I run simulation on a simple assembly?

Question asked by Claudio Gutierrez on Jul 3, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2020 by John Stoltzfus

I have a very simple skid and I want to see if I can stack several of these on top of each other. The areas that will support the skid above are in blue in 01.


I fix the bottom part of the assembly. And apply a normal load to the blue surfaces as shown in 02.


I choose a coarse mesh setting to simplify things as shown in 03.


I can't even finalize the mesh because every single mate in the assembly is treated as an interference as shown in 04.


I've used Solidworks for over a decade and even though I don't use it daily, I can't see that I'm doing anything wrong. Any help?