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Mass Properties

This information is specific to one or more CAD systems. See the SolidWorks eDrawings functionality matrix for availability information.

You can display mass properties for CAD files or eDrawings part and assembly files. You can also set the units and precision for calculating the mass properties. In assemblies, the properties are calculated for the complete assembly, not individual components.

To display mass properties:

  1. Click Mass Properties or Tools, Mass Properties.

    The Mass Properties dialog box lists:

  • Material

  • Density. If a material is not specified, density is assumed to be 1.00 grams per cubic millimeter.

  • Mass

  • Volume

  • Surface area

  1. Under Length unit, specify:

  • Length unit for calculating the properties. Corresponding mass units are used (grams with millimeters, pounds with inches, etc.)

  • Decimal places (0 to 8) for precision of the values.

The mass properties update dynamically.

  1. Click OK.

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