Hide Table of Contents

Contact Analysis

Contact settings describes the interaction between part boundaries that are initially contacting or come into contact during loading. The contact functionality is available in assembly and multi-body part documents. Contact is available for static, frequency, buckling, thermal, nonlinear, dynamic and drop test studies. The Connections icon appears above the Fixtures icon in the Simulation study tree. Any change in contact conditions requires re-meshing of the model. If you run the study, the software re-meshes automatically.

The right-mouse menu for the Connections icon provides the following contact options:

Related Topics

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Contact Analysis
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.