I'm having a problem getting a structural member to follow the path of a Non-Planar Bspline curve.
I have tried inserting a steel beam using the "Place Steel Beam - Primary" with the Place By option set to "Select Path" but I get the message "Non-planar curves are not valid for this command".
It works fine for a Bspline curve that is coplanar but of course mines not.
I sent the dng of the Bspline curve to a colleague of mine and he could place the steel beam as I described above using the Place Steel Beam tool.
Is there some sort of setting that I am not aware of that I need to change in order to get a structural member to follow the path of a Bspline curve?
I'm using Structural Modeler V8i SELECTseries 1 (version 08.11.07.91). It's the standard install.
Yes, there is a configuration variable TFPATHSTRUCTURAL_ALLOW_NONPLANAR_CURVES that should enable the placement of beams along non-planar paths. You should be able to set the variable to any value; you will need to restart your Structural session.
I am not sure about the history of the configuration variable. Your colleague probably has the configuration variable set in his environment.
Answer Verified By: Johannes Michalowsky
Thanks Steve you are awesome!
I'll let the support guys know the problem has been solved :)