mass properties from multi body part.

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Johnny Geling, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Hello,

    How can I link the mass from a certain body in a multiple body part to
    the costum propertie 'MASS'?

    There it takes the mass from all bodies.

    Johnny Geling, Nov 28, 2003
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    kellnerp Guest

    You probably want to be using an assembly for this.
    kellnerp, Nov 28, 2003
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    Krister L Guest

    Don't think You can do that without configurations and supressing the bodies
    you don't want to include, SW still handle it as one part even thouhg there
    are separated bodies.

    Krister L
    Krister L, Nov 28, 2003
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    TheTick Guest

    Perhaps make a special configuration with a "delete bodies" feature
    that deletes the extra bodies. Suppress the "delete bodies" feature
    and the bodies will return.
    TheTick, Nov 28, 2003
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    Merry Owen Guest

    Have a look at how this is handled by the new weldment function in 2004.
    i.e. when you create a cut list item from a solidbody with weldments you can
    insert the mass for the individual solid body (it uses an extra @ in the

    Merry :)
    Merry Owen, Nov 29, 2003
  6. splitpart. create assembly. add custom property to all parts which is
    the weight. create a bill for the assembly in a drawing.
    Sean Phillips, Nov 29, 2003
  7. That would be worth trying.

    Johnny Geling, Nov 29, 2003
  8. I did a split part and removed the second body to a seperate file. The
    weight of the base part (initial two body's), normaly a single body part
    but have to check this monday, has the weight of the two body's. I know
    this because the mass tool shows me. There I can select between all body's
    and single body. So I though I could do this also in custom properties.

    Will check the suggestion of Merry Owen.

    Stil working on a stable 2003.

    Johnny Geling, Nov 29, 2003
  9. That doesn't work in 2003
    I did a delete body. That works.

    Johnny Geling, Dec 1, 2003
  10. Johnny Geling

    Merry Owen Guest

    Sorry, didn't realise that you wern't on 2004 - weldments are a new feature.

    Merry :)
    Merry Owen, Dec 1, 2003
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