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"Large Displacement" Option -- Do Beams and/or Shells Prevent?

Question asked by John Willett on Feb 22, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2017 by Ryan Dark

In SW Premium 2016 SP5.0 (linear static simulation) the "large displacement" flag in the study properties is sometimes useful even though it prevents calculation of free-body forces.  This option appears not to be available in studies that include beams.  Am I doing something wrong?  Does this apply also to shells?  Is there a work-around (besides purchasing non-linear simulation)? -- John Willett