1 Reply Latest reply on May 9, 2013 8:38 PM by Jared Conway

    Bearing settings explained?

    Matt Hicks



      I was wondering if someone could give me a quick explaination/example of what each of these two setting in the bearing property manager are responsible for.  I am having a hard time userstanding what the actually mean in a real world scenario.


      "Allow self-alignment"

      "Stabilize shaft rotation"


      Thank you for your time

        • Re: Bearing settings explained?
          Jared Conway

          Hi, have you checked the forum, solidworks knowledgebase and the help? There were recently some really good conversations about how it works.


          Self alignment basically means that it will rotate about the middle of where you've applied the bearing connector. Like a self-aligning bearing. If you don't choose that option, it will act more like a fixed hinge.


          Stabilize shaft is a subset of the soft spring command for the bearing connector specifically. It prevents rotation. But if you have off-axis loads, it is best to add a real restraint instead.