I have an assembly, and the parts that form it are supposed to be welded. In the past I have used rigid unions and the results came out fine. In this case, the parts are not sticking together.
I'm uploading the model and a couple of screenshots.
Any help will be appreciated.
You can define an edge weld in solidworks simulation. Right click on connections in the design tree when in solidworks simulation and select edge weld. Define your edge weld here and solidworks will model it in simulation as joint parts.
Hein, thanks for your help. I tried that but SolidWorks tells me that to use the edge weld, the solids must be either surface solids or sheet metal solids. Should I convert my solids to sheet metal?
Yes convert the bracket part to a sheetmetal part. For some reason the edge weld connector works like this:
FAce set 1: selects the face of a sheetmetal or shell body
FAce set 2: selects the face of a solid, shell or sheetmetal body.
It should the automatically select the intersecting edge for you and you define the rest like the orientation and strength and so on.