Adding Center of Mass Points to Parts and Assemblies

You can add a Center of Mass (COM) point in parts and assemblies.

To add a COM point:

  1. Click Center of Mass Tool_Center_Of_Mass_Reference_Geometry.gif (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Center of Mass.
  2. If the COM point is not visible, click View Center of Mass Tool_View_Center_of_Mass (View toolbar) or View > Hide/Show > Center of Mass .
    In the graphics area, center_of_mass_feature.png appears at the center of mass of the model. In the FeatureManager design tree, Center of Mass FM_center_of_mass.png appears just below Origin FM_origin.png. This COM point is the global center of mass for the entire document.

    The position of the COM point updates when the model’s center of mass changes. For example, the position of the COM point updates as you add, move, and delete features in a part.

    You can also add a COM point from the Mass Properties dialog box. Click Tools > Evaluate > Mass Properties and select Create Center of Mass feature.