4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2016 10:11 AM by Justin Sadler

    creating beam element joints for point loads but beam too short message

    Justin Sadler

      Have a pipe support structure that has various point and distributed loads on it.  I had to manually add joints where loading occurred.  see picture  Basically breaking a weldment member sketch into multiple lines.  How to do this can be found elsewhere.  This enabled me to load beam element not just on ends of beam or distributed across entire beam, but at any place between ends.  After doing this though, I get the warning that certain beam elements are too short.  Just curious if this warning can be overlooked because I technically still have 1 long beam that is acceptable but broke it into a number of smaller beams so could point load.