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iPart mass properties

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10-19-2012 12:29 AM

Is there a way to add mass over rides for each member in an ipart table so that the new mass is correctly applied in the assembly mass calculations?

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Re: iPart mass properties

10-19-2012 04:16 AM in reply to: stevec781

I don't know of a way.


This is the reason I use iParts as a "Factory"... setting to the new iPart, SaveAs new file, delete the Table and finally the Mass over ride in iProperties.


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Re: iPart mass properties

10-24-2012 10:30 PM in reply to: stevec781

I had to work around this same issue a couple months back.

To make it work I had to create several custom materials in the iPart factory that, when assigned to a configuration, gave me the correct estimated mass.
Then in the table I had to assign each configuration its corresponding material.

Obviously you don't want to have to do this for very big tables.

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Re: iPart mass properties

10-25-2012 09:09 AM in reply to: stevec781


Here is a old post, from the attachement I introudced solutuion to solve iPart mass issue, hope it's helpful.

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