The following appears in the model consistency check report:
* * * W A R N I N G - MODEL * * *W726-116: Support will be hidden since all gaps > gap scale factor*Pipe O.D. at following support(s)
How to avoid it and fix it?
As mentioned in the warning message. when ever the gap > (gap scale factor * Pipe O.D).the support will be hidden.
Gap - from the support dialog find the gap settings.
Gap Scale Factor - found on the Settings (View > Setup > Settings) dialog (default = 1)
PipeOD - from the Input grids Pipe properties tab, find the support pipeID for the given node point, and then reference the Actual PIpe OD
Gap = 20 mm
Gaps Scale factor = 1
PipeOD = found to be 406
Calculate: 406 x 1 = 406
Set gap = 405, notice that the upper support is still viable.
Set gap = 407, press OK button to close dialog.
Notice that the upper support is no longer visible. Now, he gap scale factor x the Actual OD is less than the gap setting, presto, the support in that direction is removed from view. However, it is still present in case the pipe movement in that direction closes the gap.
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