I'm modeling a pipe in Patran, and I'd like to try bar3 and bar4 elements. I assing the properties CBEAM to my geometry, but when I create the mesh, Patran tell me bar3 and bar4 don't support that property, and I need to use bar2. Doesn't work even with CBAR, CROD or CPIPE. How can I use bar3 then? Seems like no properties work.
Thank you for helping me out.