Find Connections Between Parts in Group

Find connections in a group of parts.

  1. In the Connections workbench toolbar, click (Add/Edit part connections).
  2. In the dialog, click the Group connect tab.
  3. Select a group of parts to connect from 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. Optional: Select the Connect not welded parts only check box.
    This limits the connection search to only parts that have not been previously welded together.
  7. Optional: Select the Create local connections at bolts check box to adjust how local connections are made for bolts.
  8. Optional: Select the Split connections by faces check box to create a separate connection for every individual face.
  9. Click Find connections.
    Connections are found between any parts in the group.
  10. Optional: Use the Delete button to remove unwanted connections from the Connections found list.
  11. Click OK.