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Can beam elements be built from just points, without any solids?

Question asked by Steve Grossman on Jun 2, 2020

Can beam elements be built from just points in space? Every example of Simulation beams I've seen includes a solid weldment.

 

I just want to build beams as line elements between points in space without any solid geometry, then define the cross section via a pull down menu that allows section definition by number entry, say a hollow tube defined by o.d. and wall.

 

Can Simulation now do this? I did not purchase it many years ago because it would not allow this type of FEA construction.

 

Thanks. 

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