What do bearing connectors do? When using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, a bearing connector simulates the support and movement between a housing support and a shaft, without needing a physical bearing component. This is a little different than a bearing fixture.
A bearing fixture assumes that the housing support is much more rigid than the shaft, so its flexibility is not important and it can be considered ground. So, when the housing support isn’t rigid and its flexibility needs to be taken into consideration, you will want to use a bearing connector. When using a bearing connector, both the shaft and the housing support will need to be modeled.
About Tashayla Openshaw
Tashayla Openshaw is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineer based out of our Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2018 and has been part of the GoEngineer family since February 2019.
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