I modeled a needle in solidworks. I want to fix a rigid body on it.
I want to do the simulation caused by the mass of the rigidbody once fixed on the needle.
How can I proceed to simulate it in solidworks?
I'm no expert on remote masses (I use remote loads/forces mostly) but if you right click on "External Loads" you can choose the option and attach the remote mass to a surface, edge, point on the needle as required. If you have a cylinder, for example, and you are clamping on, say, one end, you may need to split the surface to give you the appropriate 'landing space' for the remote force.
what do you want to learn in this analysis?
I will place a rigidbody on the top plane of my needle. If the rigidbody is too heavy, my needle will get deformed.
I want to know the maximum mass that my needle can support in order to design the rigidbody and choose a good material for the rigidbody.
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deformation > fea
rigid body > motion
if you need to combine both of these, you'll need to go to a nonlinear dynamic analysis
my suggestion would be to look at each separately at first before you go to a more complicated analysis type
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