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Mass Properties in Configurations

In the Mass Properties dialog box, you can assign values for mass and center of gravity to override the calculated values. This is useful when you create a simplified representation of a component, and want to assign the correct mass and center of gravity to the model. When you specify values for mass and center of gravity, you can assign them to This configuration , All configurations , or Specify configurations .

In a design table, you can assign values for mass and center of gravity for parts and assemblies.

The column headers in a design table for assigning mass and center of gravity use this syntax:

$SW-MASS

$SW-COG

The column headers are not case sensitive.

In the table body cells, type the value for mass. Type the value for center of gravity in the format x, y, z. If these fields are left blank for a configuration, then the calculated mass properties are used. If you assign values in the design table, then later clear Assigned Mass Properties in the Mass Properties dialog box, the fields clear in the design table.

When you specify values, be sure to use the system of units specified in the Mass Property Options dialog box.

Example of a design table that controls mass and center of gravity:



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