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gdragos
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Adding Physical Properties to STP Files

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05-10-2012 06:18 AM

I'm trying to add some material properties to a STP or IGES file I've received from a customer (in Inventor 2011). Is there any way to add a density for example, so I can obtain the mass of the model? I've tried doing it through the iProperties menu but it's not giving me a mass.

 

Any ideas/

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mcgyvr
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Re: Adding Physical Properties to STP Files

05-10-2012 07:44 AM in reply to: gdragos

and are these imported parts composed of only surfaces..hint hint..

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gdragos
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Re: Adding Physical Properties to STP Files

05-10-2012 07:46 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Yes, they are imported, surfaces only. Therein is my question: any quick way to convert these surfaces so I can assign material properties?

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Re: Adding Physical Properties to STP Files

05-10-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: gdragos

gdragos wrote:

Yes, they are imported, surfaces only. Therein is my question: any quick way to convert these surfaces so I can assign material properties?


Yes,
If

the geometry is good - use the Repair or Construction Environment to stitch to a solid.

If it is really good, there might be a set of settings on Options to do this automatically on opening.

if the geometry isn't particularly good you still might be able to repair and stitch.

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm

 

Attach your original files here.

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