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Contact analysis failure FATAL Message 9143

I have a model which represents a solid component (tets) attached to a flat plate of shell elements using rigid links.
I am trying to use a connector between the adjacent surfaces to simulate the contact.
If I run a static analysis with the connector disabled, I get a solution.
A modal analysis using Glued Contact also appears to works correctly.

With the connection enabled, I get the following error message when running a static analysis;
^^^ USER FATAL MESSAGE 9143 (SUPER3)
^^^ THE SOLUTION FOR THE RESIDUAL STRUCTURE DOES NOT EXIST.
*** USER INFORMATION MESSAGE 4110 (OUTPX2)

Any clues as to the cause??

Thanks,
Carlton.
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Re: Contact analysis failure FATAL Message 9143

Dear Carlton,
Give us more information of the model, you mention you have "rigid elements" but also you comment to use contact elements. I can't figure if the problem is caused by the type of rigid elements used (RBE2??) of the definition of the contact type (Glue contact or Surface-toSurface contact??).
Also, post an image of you model, an image is better than 1000 words!!.
Best regards,
Blas.