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Custom Inertia Properties in Assemblies

You can override moments of inertia properties for an assembly or its components.

Adding custom inertia properties to a component can help you visualize the component's effect on the overall inertia and mass of the structure. For example, if you have simplified models of purchased components, you can manually add accurate moment of inertia information to these components so that the entire mass of the assembly is correctly represented.

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, select the top-level assembly or a component.
  2. Click Mass Properties (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Mass Properties.
  3. In the Mass Properties dialog box, click Override Mass Properties.
  4. In the Override Mass Properties dialog box, select Override moments of inertia and then select options and enter values.

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