Where to find Model Informatiun besides Mass/Propertes

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by hkumaraju, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. hkumaraju

    hkumaraju Guest

    Well, here I am again, the pain in the u know what , asking you
    Solidworks Gurus yet another questiun. For example we will use a wire
    formed in the shape of an "S",made by sweep.
    Where do I go in Solidworks to get the exact linear dimensiun of a
    model of a wire-shaped part. Boss man wants to know the exact length
    of wire needed to making this part.
    I know I can go to Tools/Mass Propertes.. and get mass, volume,
    dencity, etc, but for some reason "perimetor". Or "linear" dimensiun
    is not included??? Is there a places to go where this is all
    calculated, or am I expecting SWX to be too much like Autocad?
    I do not wish you to be thinking that I did not search the help
    files. I have found, to my dismay, that unless you can word what you
    are looking for with exactniss, chances are you will not find.
    I am thanking you for your effort,
    Hajji Kumaraju
    hkumaraju, Jul 29, 2007
  2. Have you tried the Measure Tool on the sketch for the path of the sweep?
    Bruce Bretschneider, Jul 30, 2007
  3. hkumaraju

    hkumaraju Guest

    Yes I did roll back to the single line sketch of the path and selected
    it and used the measuring tool and I did get the perimetor length,
    thanking you very much.
    hkumaraju, Jul 30, 2007
  4. hkumaraju

    TOP Guest

    You shouldn't have to roll back. If you show the sketch and can pick
    it that should be all you need to get it into measure.

    If the sketch is made up of arcs and lines you can dimension all of
    them and then create an equation summing the dimensions and use that
    to drive the length of a single straight line which of course is the
    length of your "S".

    TOP, Jul 30, 2007
  5. hkumaraju

    kbonk Guest

    Has anyone checked the masses of a assembled part, I just had
    something made and the finished mass was not correct?
    kbonk, Jul 30, 2007

  6. I haven't noticed any problems with the mass of parts that wasn't pilot
    error. Are you sure that the density of your part is correct? Is the same
    configuration being used to make the parts that you are measuring?

    Jerry Steiger
    Tripod Data Systems
    "take the garbage out, dear"
    Jerry Steiger, Jul 31, 2007
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