Hello everyone. Hope you all are doing fine.
I have a very simple problem regarding modeling of truss system. Its a simple two bar truss that I want to model in solidworks, using weldments tool and then run analysis on it. Now I have two problems:
1. First problem that I am having is, my truss needs to be made of solid round bar, and weldments do not have solid round bar structural members by default. Now I am trying to create one but when I create the profile for my structural member that I want and save the .sldflp and then use it again in weldments it gives error saying that "Library feature is empty". So, in short I am unable to create any custom structural member.
2. In the picture attached of the truss, I want to know how can reflect exactly that no a 3D model using welments? I only have the data for the cross sectional areas x1 and x2 and the info in the picture. As you can see at point A and B, these are pin joints, which in terms are connected as fixed supports. So how do I simulate it in analysis? As one of the structural members has to be fixed otherwise the analysis will fail.