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Working process to welded frame analyses

Question asked by Andrew Tf on Oct 10, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi, recently I have been beginning designing support frames for small things like tables and such. I have tried to use the study advisor to get my simulation going but without result. I think that is because of wrong work flow. What i do now is design the frame, add few weldments in the form of gaussed/filled bead and then try to push it through the simulation.


Here is my problem:

1. Probably wrong work process

2. Non-success simulation due to multiple errors when i try to simulate my frame.



1. What would be a good working process? (drawing>weldments>simulation?)


I have tried to look for tutorials and other things regarding this problem but most of weldment tutorials focus on adding structual members from the sketch and then stop. I have a hard time finding a tutorial or directions of how to actually "connect" all the structure member together so i can do some analyses with the complete frame. A sample of what kind of frames im doing is in the figure below:




Thanks in advanced