I am using Creo Simulate Live on an assembly. I am trying to simulate bolted joints between the parts. I think Creo is treating the joint as bonded because the stresses on the mating faces are constant, and I do not see any stess at the bolt holes. How do I model a bolted joint? I am using pinned connection between the mating parts. I do not see an option in simulate live that tells me what kind of joint is assumed, and I do not see any option to change joint definition.
Creo Simulate Live does not have the capability of creating a bolted joint. In order to make the program quick and easy to use, defined assembly joints are very limited. Any two surfaces that are "close" will be fused for the analysis.
Beginning with Creo 18.104.22.168, you can create a no-separation contact within CSL and this will give a more accurate result because the mating surfaces will no longer be fused/bonded together. You can now see stress at the bolt holes.