4. Creating Line Bodies

Now that the coordinate files have been created, we can use them to create the line bodies. Open up the imported geometry. Remember to activate the cross-sectional view for line bodies. View > Cross Sectional Solids.  Suppress the existing truss part, so there is no overlap.

Concept>3D Curve imports the lines from the coordinate file.

You will need to change the Definition to "From Coordinates File," and the Operation to "Add Frozen," and then select your file and generate.  Adding Frozen means that the bodies created will not merge with existing bodies.

Remember to select all the created line bodies and create a new part out of them. I recommend naming it "Truss Assembly."s