I was just trying SW simulation, and got the error. Please see the photos for errors. I think I had done all the steps correctly, bcz I'm going through the assignment which is step by step.
Thanks for uploading those. Just a couple of inconsistencies between the tutorial you're following above and your model:
1. The bodies in the simulation are beam elements and not trusses. You need to right click on each > edit definition and then at the top there is a radio button for truss (as opposed to beam). Though this should not be erroring the simulation.
2. You're applying the load to a vertex, where you should be applying the load to the joint itself.
With the above 2 changes it should run.
In the definitions for your fixtures and loads have you selected the beam joints or vertices off the model itself?
I think I have selected truss when defining joints. Moreover, Please see the attached photos and you will have a better idea. As this is the sample project and done by lot of other members earlier. So this assignment is totally true. But I'm doing something very silly.
This is the simple method.
This is the place I think I'm going wrong.
Seems silly but I cannot solve this. Please help me to get out of this.
Can you upload the files to this thread and we can take a look through?
if you're willing to upload the files we could take a look through?
Seems odd, but I cannot attached file. The only option for me is to attached images. I'm using Internet explorer for now, and can't change to chrom or firefox.
There should be an option to "Use advanced editor" in the top right of the reply. I don't see it in your screen shot though. You may want to upload the file set to something like Dropbox and share a download link instead.
I didn't get any advance editor column though.
I can get the same error if I create a new simulation, apply the load to the beam, then change the beams to trusses.
I suspect you have done that also, as your second beam, "SolidBody 1(Structural Member1)" has a "+" next to it in the tree, indicating something is attached to it.
Truss members can't be loaded directly like beam members can. If you had switched the beams to trusses first, then SW would have given you an error if you attempted to apply the beam load to a truss member.
You can fix the load by applying it to the joint only. If that doesn't work try deleting the load entirely and recreating it on the joint.
Dropbox - SW part for FEA.zip
This is the link to the part. Please have look at it.
Also its great if you can take put three probes somewhere randomly. like my screenshot.
Strange but I cannot select the joint that is why I choose vertex to proceed for simulation. But it ended up with totally different result. Anyways I get the point.
Thanks a lot buddy. Can you please upload entire screenshot of this last image ( simulation image ). I need it for my reference. Please have look at attached photo for how I want a screenshot. It will be a great help. Kindly take a screenshot and upload it.
It would be worth you editing your setup and running it successfully, so that you better understand what's going on.
Let me know if you hit any issues.
I have done it in SW 2016, in other workstation. Strange but in new system I have used same SW part file with its .CWR
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