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Solution to Runtime Error and new question? Beam Releases

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Solution to Runtime Error and new question? Beam Releases

Thanks to:

Marty, Randy, Perry, & Ken for the help.

Integrated Mode:
The solution to the runtime error seemed to be to use curves to define my beam
instead of using point to point connections. My simple practice model is up
and running, cool, but...

From what I am gathering I can not release the rotation constraint (ie
simulate a truss with pin connections, not welded) in Integrated Mode if I use
curves, (the little box tells me so). Or is there a work around this issue
too?

If I need to use Independent Mode to build my structures with beam releases,
what is the most common/efficient way to export out of Pro (sort a crosses
over to other problems also)? Should I assign beam/material and such
properties in integrated first (spend more time in my more familiar CAD
environment)? Or just start with raw geometry export, just my curves, and
work in Independent mode and just spend the time getting used to it?

In the old days, Rasna was total outside of Pro, so I can go there, just would
like to hear from more up to date users on some of the integration tricks to
follow now that Pro & Mech are bundled up some.


Beam Releases in Independent Mode specific question.
In independent mode; Model,Properties,Beam Releases, I select a beam, then and
end of the beam, and the dialog comes up asking what DOF needs to be released.
I am thinking Rotation Z should be it for pin joint, if X is the length of
the beam Y normal to the beam length, then rotation about Z would be it, is
this correct?


Thanks,

Erik
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RE:Solution to Runtime Error and new question? Beam Releases

Thanks to me... I answered my own question on beam release orientation, Ry is
what I wanted to set free, I played around with it and watched the moment
output graphs for a specific member I wanted to be "pinned" at the ends. Z
was the wrong answer, Y is the correct.