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Displaying Mass Properties of 3D Solids and Regions

The GetMassProperties command calculates and displays the mass properties of 3D solids and regions.

The command reports properties such as volume, bounding box, center of gravity, moments of inertia, and others for 3D solids, and area, perimeter, bounding box for regions.

To display mass properties of 3D solids or regions:

  1. Click Tools > Inquiry > Region/Mass Properties (or type GetMassProperties).
  2. Specify the entities to be analyzed.
  3. The properties display for each solid object or region on the separate command window.
  4. Mass properties include: mass, volume, bounding box, centroid, moments of inertia, products of inertia, radii of gyration, and principal moments and X-Y-Z directions about the centroid.

Access

Command: GetMassProperties

Menu: Tools > Inquiry > Region/Mass Properties

Parent Topic

Modifying Solids



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