O Learned Denizens, I humbly prostrate myself before your collective wisdom.
I’m trying to evaluate the structural performance of a steel fabrication that somebody else has designed.
I’ve received a STEP file with a variety of tube elements, all steel.
I can handle the STEP file in FreeCAD without difficulty, and split it down into manageable chunks. I can mesh these tubes on the outer faces using Gmsh. So far, so good.
It’s inevitable, making an assembly of many tubes, that the nodes don’t line up between the different meshes. I want to be able to edit the meshes graphically so that I can either eliminate coincident nodes, or at the very least add something like a NASTRAN RBE2 element to glue together the pieces of mesh I want to joint to each other. There are quite a few tubes in this structure, so even this will be a somewhat lengthy endeavour - but it’s basically unthinkable to go about editing the mesh in a text editor to achieve what I want.
So the question is, can Salome help me with this?
Thanks in advance!