General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Frame With Beam Profiles

    • ncoonan
      Subscriber

      Hello,

      I've created a frame in space claim using beam profiles. When the frame is brought into mechanical, all beams with same profile are combined together under a single body. How do you prevent the grouping?

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      Don't use Shared Topology.
    • ncoonan
      Subscriber
      Thanks for the quick response! I tried moving all the beams in space claim to a new component that appears to have a shared topology set as 'none'. However same grouping still occurs in mechanical. 8 of 10 beams are grouped under a single body in mechanical.




      Any other suggestions would be appreciated!

      Thanks
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      Put each beam in its own Component.
    • ncoonan
      Subscriber
      Tried that as well initially. Same thing happens in Mechanical.
      Thanks.
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      In another discussion, they wanted to insert a joint between two beams, so they wanted the beams to not be connected so there was a separate node at the end of each beam and the adjacent beam. That way, a joint could be added to go between the two nodes.
      The solution I came up with in the other discussion was to go back to SpaceClaim, add a small sphere at each line intersection and trim the lines back to the sphere. That forces the lines to not share the same end point.
      What is the problem that is created for you when all the beams are in one body?
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