I'm currently trying out SimSolid for various types of problems and have found it to be very impressive! I had a question about modelling a spherical joint/ connector.
As far as I know, SimSolid currently provides an option of modelling a pin joint between parts and a hinged/spherical support with the ground, but does not provide an option to model a spherical joint.
An option to create a spring between 2 parts with translation and rotational stiffness (equivalent to the CBUSH element in OptiStruct) or a ready spherical connector would be great!
Is this feature planned to be added in a future release?
I'm currently trying to do this by physically modelling a ball and socket geometry and defining a separating/closing contact with very low coefficient of friction between the surfaces. The non-linear solution takes multiple passes to solve (even for a small ball-socket trial problem) with mixed results.
Would really appreciate it if someone could provide an insight on a way to do this.