Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Truss model: Weldments results, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] In this video, we're…going to complete the truss weldment…and apply loads and band conditions…and then run the analysis and check the results.…I'll right mouse click on the joint group…and edit and we can see three joints are being created.…All the beams are selected.…The definition for finding joints.…Our objects are touching each other.…If they weren't quite touching,…we could set a tolerance within…which the ends of the members would be grabbed…and created as a joint.…Everything is fine here, so we calculate…and I'll just update the joints.…We can click OK. Joints are being recalculated.…
But the order may have changed.…Just a minor warning message.…I'll want to ply our constraints…so we right mouse click on Fixtures,…choose Fixed Geometry,…and then using the joints to highlight…we pick this bottom joint, left hand side…bottom joint, right hand side.…We've chosen a Fixed Geometry and we just check OK.…So now we need to just constrain this top joint…and stop it moving out of plane, in the Z sense.…
In this course, instructor Tony Abbey explains how to work with shell and beam models in SOLIDWORKS. Learn when to use shell, beam, and specialized truss elements; understand the fundamentals of modeling with them; and find out how to mesh, postprocess, and model components with these tools. Tony shows how to set up and run these FEA simulations to test the integrity of your designs and view results such as stress, force, and displacement.
- Modeling beams and trusses
- Using weldments
- Modeling shells
- Using surfaces
- Using solid bodies
- Using sheet-metal bodies
- Setting up and running FEA simulations