What is the "Prevent out of plane instability" factor for and when would I use it?

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What is the "Prevent out of plane instability" factor for and when would I use it?


Answer

Briefly, the setting is for use when buckling is causing solution problems in 2nd Order Analysis. For more about 2nd Order Analysis see the related article What are