I am having trouble with creating a steel frame on Robot using Structural Analysis for Dynamo. I have applied a self-weight and a uniform member load to the beams in the frame. It works fine if I just run the script: the model is properly created and the analysis runs fine. The problem comes when I try to optimize the structure using Refinery. The uniform load seems to multiply for some reason. I am guessing something is wrong with how I have defined the load or the load case.
What is the proper procedure to define the loads I want to apply?
Can you share the dyn? Be sure custom nodes are labeled.
Did you have time to check this @JacobSmall?
Yes - sorry for the delay.
Currently Refinery will not work correctly with Robot, as Robot won’t allow concurrent instances, causing the cross-crossing of results as the values come back out of order. The teams (both Robot and Refinery) are aware of the issue and are discussing how to mitigate it.
Thank you very much @JacobSmall.
Do you know if there’s any other way I could perform this same task? This model is part of my dissertation project and I would hate to leave it halfway.
PM me some more details as to what you’re optimizing for, and I’ll see what options I can drum up for you.