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albmopar
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how calculate area for surface

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11-13-2013 06:19 AM

I have a cast aluminum part I need to calculate the surface area for our plating process.  I have done a simple area, its not right (.015ft^2).  I have derived it as a surface but can't get a volume calculation.  Any ideas?

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Re: how calculate area for surface

11-13-2013 06:38 AM in reply to: albmopar
 
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mrattray
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Re: how calculate area for surface

11-13-2013 08:20 AM in reply to: albmopar

The results in this menu are not correct?

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Post the part here.

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albmopar
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11-13-2013 08:39 AM in reply to: mrattray

I can't post the part, it is too big. 9MB

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JDMather
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Re: how calculate area for surface

11-13-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: albmopar

You have imported a part.

First thing I would do is sketch a known length (and units) line and verify that your import is the correct size.

Have you done that?

 

If you roll up the EOP and zip the file - is it still too large to attach here?

 

If so, send it to jmather_at_pct_dot_edu

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Re: how calculate area for surface

11-13-2013 09:07 AM in reply to: JDMather

I hope the scale is OK, cause we just got done using this model to build an entire assembly line.

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Re: how calculate area for surface

11-13-2013 11:04 AM in reply to: albmopar

I looked at your second screenshot, the iprops one. 

A cube of aluminum that weighs 0.008 lbs is 0.438 inches on a side.  See my screenshot. 

Is that close to  the size of your part?

 




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albmopar
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Re: how calculate area for surface

11-13-2013 11:15 AM in reply to: swalton

The part is @ 13in X 4in X 3in total.  The surface area of just one face on the where the halves bolt together is 3.902 IN^2

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11-13-2013 11:20 AM in reply to: albmopar
What do you get when you go to the solid part, not the surface import and pull up the iProperties page, physical tab as swalton and myself have shown?
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11-13-2013 11:31 AM in reply to: mrattray

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