When cosmos testing tubular frames - should i combine the body's?

I'm about to start testing a tubular frame and i cannot create a good enough mesh. But when i combine the body parts the meshing starts my computer just freezes and it never finishes.

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What version of Solidworks? It sounds like you're doing a solid mesh when you should be doing a shell mesh. If you're on a newer version of SolidWorks, you can also use beam mesh, which will be quite a bit faster.

 
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