23 August 2019

FAQ 003517 EN

Bastian Ackermann

Modeling | Structure


I get an error message saying that no material is assigned to one or more point elements. How to solve this problem?


To prevent the error message (Figure 1) from appearing and the calculation to be started, it is necessary to assign a material to the corresponding point elements as follows:

Figure 01 - Error Message 'Material Not Defined'

  • Right-click the entire cross-section: 'Reduce Cross-Section into Elements', Figure 2
Figure 02 - Reduce Cross-Section into Elements

  • Selection of the corresponding elements or all point elements with the status ‘Insert’ by using the Views navigator, because it is only possible to define a material for them (in contrast to point elements with the ‘Remove’ status)
  • Assign the corresponding material and confirm with OK, Figure 3
Figure 03 - Edit Point Element

  • Deactivation of visibility
  • Select all elements and right-click one of the selected elements: 'Create Cross-Section from Selected Elements', Figure 4

Figure 04 - Create Cross-Section from Selected Elements


Error message Point element Material


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