Visualize the Bolt Load

View the bolt forces, cross-sectional stress in the bolt, or bolt failure criterion.

One common rule of thumb is to load the bolt to 70% of its tensile strength. This topic will help enable best practices.

  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. Use one of the following methods to visualize the bolt load.
    Action Process
    View bolt forces
    1. On the workbench toolbar, click the (Bolt/nut resultant forces) icon.
    2. In the modeling window, click on either a nut or a bolt to see forces listed in the Bolt/nut forces dialog.
    View cross-sectional stress in the bolt
    1. On the workbench toolbar, click (Results plot)
    Note: When the resultant axial force of the bolt/nut deviatess by over 10%, the following occurs:
    • In the Project Tree, a warning icon appears next to the Results branch. Right-click on the Results and select Warnings to view.

      Figure 1.
    • In the Bolt/Nut forces dialog, bolts/nuts with significant deviation are marked in red and deviation from the target is listed.

      Figure 2.