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Get Mass Properties of Assembly Component Example (VBA)

An assembly component (part or sub-assembly) can contain assembly-level features, typically cuts. These features affect the mass properties, but the features are not present in the part or sub-assembly.

This example shows to get the mass properties of an assembly component.

 

'----------------------------------------------------

' Preconditions:

'       (1) Assembly is open.

'       (2) Component is selected.

'

' Postconditions: None

'

' Notes: The mass property values are returned relative to

'        the component origin, not the assembly origin.

'

'----------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Public Enum swMassPropertiesStatus_e

    swMassPropertiesStatus_OK = 0

    swMassPropertiesStatus_UnknownError = 1

    swMassPropertiesStatus_NoBody = 2

End Enum

Public Enum swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e

    swMaterialPropertyDensity = 7

End Enum

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swComp                  As SldWorks.Component2

    Dim swCompModel             As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swCompBody              As SldWorks.body2

    Dim vMassProps              As Variant

    Dim nDensity                As Double

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swComp = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectsComponent2(1)

    

    Set swCompBody = swComp.GetBody

    

    Set swCompModel = swComp.GetModelDoc

    

    ' Calculate component material density

    nDensity = swCompModel.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swMaterialPropertyDensity)

    

    ' Use this method to get component mass properties

    vMassProps = swCompBody.GetMassProperties(nDensity)

    

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  Comp     = " & swComp.Name2

    Debug.Print "  Config   = " & swComp.ReferencedConfiguration

    Debug.Print "  Density  = " & nDensity & " kg/m^3"

    Debug.Print ""

    Debug.Print "  CenterOfMass = (" & vMassProps(0) * 1000# & ", " & vMassProps(1) * 1000# & ", " & vMassProps(2) * 1000# & ") mm"

    Debug.Print "  Volume       = " & vMassProps(3) * 1000000000# & " mm^3"

    Debug.Print "  Area         = " & vMassProps(4) * 1000000# & " mm^2"

    Debug.Print "  Mass         = " & vMassProps(5) & " kg"

    Debug.Print "  MomXX        = " & vMassProps(6) & " kg*m^2"

    Debug.Print "  MomYY        = " & vMassProps(7) & " kg*m^2"

    Debug.Print "  MomZZ        = " & vMassProps(8) & " kg*m^2"

    Debug.Print "  MomXY        = " & vMassProps(9) & " kg*m^2"

    Debug.Print "  MomZX        = " & vMassProps(10) & " kg*m^2"

    Debug.Print "  MomYZ        = " & vMassProps(11) & " kg*m^2"

End Sub

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