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Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

(OP)
Hello,

I am trying to put a bearing load in a hole of my part for a static simulation and I have followed the steps creating a coordinate system with the z axis coaxial with the hole axis but instead of the x or y axis being the default orientation I use one of the lines from a sketch I made to orient the force at a certain angle. However every time I try to apply the bearing force it retarns the 'Bearing load requires the selection of a coordinate system and set of cylindrical faces of the same radii and the z-axis of the coordinate system must be coincident with the axis of the cylindrical faces'.

I respect these conditions so I don't know what the problem is. When I use the default x and y axis for the coordinate system the bearing load works so I thought the problem would be in my sketch but the line I give it for the x-axis is perpendicular to the z-axis so there should be no error there...

Thank you in advance!!

RE: Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

It should work if you put the coordinate system at the center of the hole.

RE: Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

(OP)
It is in the center of the hole because if I don't ask the y axis to be oriented on my sketch line the function works fine. I also checked if my sketch line was in the plane perpendicular to my hole axis and everything is fine. I have tried on other holes with other sketches to test it out and always the same outcome: when I leave the y axis orientation by default it works, when I orient it with a sketch line the error pops up.

RE: Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

By the center of the hole, I meant the geometric center of the cylindrical surface. Like this:



So the origin should be on the midplane between the front and back face, not on the plane of the front face. Give it a try, there should be no error then.

RE: Solidworks Simulations Bearing Load error

(OP)
wow it worked! thank you I have been stuck on this for a while!

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