Dominic Baker

How to add a countersunk bolt connector??

Discussion created by Dominic Baker on Jan 2, 2007
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2007 by SolidWorks Corp
Hi there,
I am analysing an assembly with countersunk screws. The normal bolts in the assembly have nice planar surfaces to apply the load to etc However there are several countersunk bolts that have a conical seal obviously, but the cosmos does not like that when you solve the analysis and keeps coming up with errors. I have been selecting the outer edge of the countersunk hole and defining a bolt head diameter.

If I cheated and filled in the countersinks the material would be thicker and give false results.

Any ideas on how to make it solve a countersunk bolt connector.

Many thanks

Dom B