Set Part Type as Bolt

Define parts as bolts.

During geometry import, SimSolid automatically recognizes hexagonal head bolts. These are used to define bolt tightening loads. For instances where the bolt cannot be auto-recognized, this function can be used to manually set the part type to Bolt.
Note: Geometry must be “bolt like” with a head and cylindrical shaped shank.

  1. In the Project Tree, expand the Assembly workbench.
  2. Right-click on a part from the list, and select Set part type as bolt from the context menu.
  3. In the Set part type as bolt dialog, select the Contact face at bolt head and Face at bolt shank.
  4. Optional: You can click Apply type to similar parts to set bolt as the part type for parts similar to the one you selected. A list of similar shaped parts is presented to accept or reject.
    Note: All instances to the selected part are automatically added to the dialogue and cannot be removed.
  5. Click OK.
    Parts that can be validated are converted to bolts. Those that cannot are rejected.