I'm just trying to understand the bolt connector simulation in SolidWorks. Is there a way to determine if the bolt fails? I have a test setup that I ran two analyses on using 50lb and 5000lb respectively. The diameter of the hole is .250 using ASTM-A36 steel. There is a no penetration contact set between the two faces in contact with each other of each part and has a pretension torque of 96 in./lbs. Can anyone explain the 5000lb analyses? Is this the way to determine if a bolt fails ... if at all? Any light that can be shed would be great.