I am trying to model a thin strip of metal that angled about 45 degrees from horizontal. It is loaded along the top long edge, and is constrained at intervals along the bottom long edge. I am trying to see how the metal bows out at the ares where it is not constrained. I created surface regions in Pro/Mechanica (Wildfire integrated mode) along the bottom edge to define my interval constraint regions. I compressed the two large faces to create my shells. When I try to run the model, I get an error message stating that the constraints applied on the surface regions will be deleted. This has something to do with the surfaces being compressed. I have also tried the problem with edge loads/constraints and have the same problems.
Does anyone have experience with shells and surface regions?
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