Ok this structure 72 ft leg to leg, its a massive structure and im having serious problems meshing it even with a heavy duty computer. (the problem is the whole thing is made up of 2 7/8 and 1 in pipe with a .083 wall thickness) I tried mesh control along with a curved mesh instead of a standard and it kinda helps but it randomly doesnt grab certain components of assembly, there 2 legs and 4 top curved peices. no welds, no bolts, were just testing the connection as basically one peice.
I been told try to change the mesh type to a beam mesh, in solidworks 2010 how do u go about that? or even in older versions not much has changed. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated