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Does type of Mates given in Solidworks assembly affect the Simulation Result?

Question asked by Rohit Choudhary on Sep 4, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2014 by Rohit Choudhary

Hi everyone,

I have a got an 3D CAD assembly in Step format. I need to run a static structural analysis on the same using Solidworks simulation. There are no moving parts in the assembly.

I  have one question to the fraternity here; in order to save some time, I intend to apply fixed mate to all the component in the assembly before bringing it into the Simulation interface.

However, I will be taking care of applying proper contact sets in the assembly whenever and wherever needed.

Will application of fixed mate yield me different results from the other standard mates? I would like to be on a safer side as far as the results are concerned

Thanks in advance