Hi!

I am trying to do circular symmetry one a part that is split in 1/3, but SolidWorks misinterpret what I am trying to do. It multiplies the part 6 times around the symmetry axis instead of 3 times as it is supposed to be (see attached screenshot).

I cannot get it to work, and normal symmetry won't work since the two connecting faces are not perpendicular and I have tangential forces. Is it just not possible?

do you really need circular symmetry? ie are your loads patterned tangentially?

if not, just use symmetry manually by applying a normal restraint on those cut faces

there were a couple discussions about this recently that you might want to check out