Hi Sylvano:I have found the beam direction is dependent on the direction of the sketch used for weldments. If you start drawing a weldment path line from the opposite direction, it flips the beam direction. If you are not using weldments, then the extrusion direction of the solid appears to control the beam axis direction. Hope this help. -Tony
We are currently undertaking an analysis a weldment frame. We have been attempting to generate beading moment diagrams and have had mixed success.
Our bending moment diagrams (see attached) appear to be correct but the orientation of direction 1 (green arrow) differs for each beam. I would expect the direction to be the same for each beam. Is this how solidworks interpreters it?
Has anyone encounted the same problem/result and how did they resulve it.
thanks in advance.