Find Connections Between Edges and Parts

Find connections between edges on a single part and any other parts within the tolerance range.

  1. In the Connections workbench toolbar, click (Add/Edit part connections).
  2. Click the Edge to surface tab.
  3. Select one or more edges on a single part in the modeling window.
  4. Specify gap and penetration tolerances.
    Tip: Set the tolerances just large enough to cover the intended gap or overlap. Do not set values too large as this will over-stiffen the model.
  5. Choose the connection Resolution level.
    Tip: Try to use the Normal resolution level whenever possible. Only use Increased or High resolution levels when the contact area is small in relation to the overall size of the connecting parts.
  6. Click Find connections.
    Connections will be found between the selected edges and any other parts within the tolerance range.
    Tip: This is a good option for sharp cornered “knife edge” types of geometries.
  7. Optional: Use the Delete button to remove unwanted connections from the Connections found list.
  8. Click OK.