quick question, can someone tell me which would be better to do FEA on steelwork.
It's mostly static beam/columns/some extruded gussets etc, assembly with parts and subassemblies.
we have SW and model in it, and got FEA enginneer recently - that went with STAAD (ok it's FEA software) but i was just thinking for what we do wouldn't SW simulation be enough - and it would be better with 'translation' of the model - or rather no need of model translation.
As at the moment engineer have a problem with importing of the model to staad.
Example picture of our steelworks:
This whole steelwork would be simplified - unnecesarry non loadbearing items would be suppresed/removed for simulation.
and then loads added.
Is this possible in SW - or is it to big/complicated.?