Can anyone post an example file that successfully uses connecting points or coupling features? I’m not having any luck. Thank you!
“Connecting points” pulls two points on two different structural elements together. If this is complicated, I would recommend contracting cables since this is basically the same but can be controlled by incrementally increased cable force.
“Coupling feature” gives you control on the automatic coupling and application of loads and supports. You can assign group ids. These members will only be coupled to groups which are in their coupling ids list or if the group id is in the coupling ids list of another group.
if you have further questions, let me know.
Thank you this is very helpful. I’ll upload my gh file if I still can’t seem to figure it out. On another note – which option from the value list should I be using to visualize stresses in the membrane surface? The intent is to use this information to provide guidance for adding reinforcing material to the membrane, similar to how racing sails are manufactured. Any tips would be a huge help – thanks!!
I would use the PN_1 (Cauchy), which gives you the major forces.