I am getting an error:
"One or more selected entities of sheet metal for Connections, Fixtures, and/or External Loads cannot be mapped to midsurface entity.
Has anyone ever seen this error? If so any suggestions?
make a surface and delete the body and then connect directly tot he surface.
So I knit the model into surfaces and then deleted the body, but it was still having trouble meshing at least one of the pieces.
Thanks for the suggestion though it helped with at least 5 of the parts.
I am having the same problem, it meshes fine but has that popup while it is trying to solve? Any thoughts?
can you elaborate on the situation? are you using shells or solids? are you using sheetmetal shells? what version/sp? is it on all files or just one? can you post the model?
in the case here, the parts were not good and the selections made were incorrect. have you checked both in your case?
The model has sheetmetal shells, shells, remote masses and solid parts. I am using SW 2014 sp5. I am performing a random vibration analysis on the assembly. Unfortunately, I cannot post the model. I did remove the remote masses and I still get the same popup. The only fixture I have is fixed geometry on what connects to the "floor".
The system solves, but I am just suspect because of the popup.
Note: I can take the same assembly, mesh, etch and successfully run a frequency analysis.
I am trying to determine if it is one of the following or other:
bad contact (all my contacts are bonded and I am only using a compatible mesh) in this scenario I thought the order did not matter
ignore the popup?
Any advice on where to look would be appreciated.
i'd recommend building a test example that you can post
this will also help you confirm that it is a software issue and not something specific to your assembly
without being able to look at the setup the only recommendation i can make is what bill said initially which is changing the way you are defining the shells and deleting anything you aren't using. for example if you are using sheetmetal, make a surface, delete the sheetmetal part
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