Contacts in SimSolid

Changes to contacts for SimSolid analysis.

Contacts are defined differently depending on which solver you use. With the OptiStruct solver, contacts are defined between parts; with SimSolid they are defined between faces, which may result in a greater number of contacts. If you switch between solvers, you will need to open the Contacts tool, click Find, and then redefine contacts using the appropriate method.

You can find and review any disconnected groups of parts using the Disconnected Groups tool on the Contacts icon.

Note: This tool only appears when the SimSolid solver has been enabled in the Preferences.