SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Shell Elements for Frames Tutorial
Learn about "CAD Conditioning" process you can use to modify frame components to accept shell elements. Sometimes frame assemblies can be so large that meshing with beams or solids is not practical on typical PC's. This tutorial suggests ways you can create special surfaces with "Offset", and "Extend" and "Split Line" commands for shell elements, which mesh and solve quite fast.
QuickTips video presented by Tony Botting of GoEngineer (www.goengineer.com).