CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 2424 
Plex.Earth connects AutoCAD and Google Earth

CAD tip CAD tip # 11034:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Mass property depending on the current LOD in an Inventor assembly.

A - answer You can display and print the accurate value of the assembly MASS depending on the currently selected level of detail (LOD). Such mass value can by also used as a dynamic variable on the drawing sheet - e.g. in the title block.

How to proceed:

Activate the Level of Detail you want to process. Open iProperties of the assembly and go to the Physical tab. Here click the Update button. You will get the warning message: "Do you want to calculate the Mass Properties for the Master Level of Detail?" or "In order to compute accurate mass properties, portions of some suppressed components must be loaded." Click "No" on such prompt. This will calculate the assembly mass value respecting the suppressed state of invisible components in the current LOD. If you would select Yes, the "Master" LOD will be used calculating all the assembly components.

100% *  CAD 
3.8.2016    3188×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 11835:Shared Views to your DWG drawings - easy collaboration with collegues and clients.
Tip 11068:Unknown icon in an AutoCAD Civil 3D project.
Tip 10188:Setting display quality in InfraWorks 360.
Tip 9345:How to include hydrostatic pressure to my FEM simulations?
Tip 8852:Publish interactive 3D models on the web with Autodesk 360.

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Save your floating licenses (NLS) consumed by inactive users - free unused licenses with
LogOff 2006 More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.