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Error message: Element orientation

    • Aslinn
      Subscriber

      Hi all, I got the error message as following in the solver. Could someone please help me to resolve this issue?


      "The orientation node of element 32973 is co-linear with the first two nodes."


      Thank you very much!

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      I'm guessing that you have a beam model, because beam elements have orientation nodes.


      Linear beam elements have two nodes to define the line that the beam runs along.


      Beam elements have a cross-section that has to be oriented around the beam.


      An orientation node does that, but it can't if that node lies on the line between the other two nodes.  Move it off the line.

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