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Beams not recognized properly

Question asked by Jacek Michalski on Nov 21, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2020 by Attilio Colangelo


I.m trying to solve a simple frame consisting of 3 members lying in the same plane. They all have pipe cross-section. When I draw it using extrusion along path, it's not recognized properly as beam structure in the analysis module. Here's how it looks like after conversion to beam members:


As you can see, there are only two joints (no joints at the ends) so it seems that only the middle member is converted to beam.


Interestingly, conversion to beams works fine when this structure is created using Insert --> Weldments --> Structural member. But this way I can only use some predefined sections and none of them has the dimensions I need.


Is there anything that can be done to fix this incorrect conversion to beams when frame is drawn as extrusion along path ?