Can you try to add a fixture to the other body as well and see if you get that error? If you don't, you probably have a connection which needs to be setup.
You can post the file if you're still having issues.
All the best,
thank you for the answer,
what do you mean by setup a connection?
and why / how to make a fixture to the moving part? (the brass block basically sliding on the bar)
I've attached a zip file to this post with the 2 parts and the assembly file.
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What do you want to learn in this analysis?
You are executing a static analysis so the block really can't move be definition of the type of analysis.
The connection that nick talks about is contact. A bonded contact to hold things together.
Thank you Nicholas and Jared.
Please let me rephrase.
My assembly is as follows:
A 40mmx40mmx40mm brass cube, that has a 12.1 mm hole through it, which can slide freely on a 300mm long / 12 mm diameter chrome steel rod.
The rod itself is fixed at both ends.
I'm trying to see if I can use solidworks to find out the relationship between the amount of force applied on the cube, and to amount that the rail will bend.
What are the steps in solidworks I need to take in order to perform this alalysis?
Your issue comes from that gap between the cube and rod.
Just add another No Penetration (contact set) with friction, you'll fix it.
To simplify the case, usually you just change the hole size same to the rod size.
does it need to slide in the analysis?
like simon mentioned, global contacts only apply to faces that are touching at the start of the analysis, otherwise you have to create a contact set to bond them
if you need block to slide, this would get complicated. i would recommend you start with bonded.