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Splitted body internal contact

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06/02/2017 10:55 PM



Using inventor, I splitted a body into 3 parts. Now, working on SimMech I have a question: the separated parts have some kind of contact between each other? Or they are completely independent bodies and I need to apply a bonded contact to keep the bodies as one?



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Re: Splitted body internal contact

06/04/2017 12:41 AM

Hi @imalleab


If you do not define a contact for specific parts or surfaces, then the parts use whatever is specified on the "Contact (Default )" branch of the browser.


The default is bonded, so your three bodies would be connected together just as if it were 1, unsplit body.


John Holtz, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

Simulation Mechanical user since Dec 1997

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