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billjenkins
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Calculating the weight of a part?

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11-14-2012 12:29 PM

I would like to find the actual weight of a part in pounds.

 

I have attached one of the parts I would like to know the total pounds or ounces for.  I’m using a specific material that I set in the Physical tab of iProperties.

 

Version = Inventor Pro 2009

 

Thank You,

Bill J.

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mcgyvr
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Re: Calculating the weight of a part?

11-14-2012 12:42 PM in reply to: billjenkins

look at the "physical" tab of the iproperties..

 

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billjenkins
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Re: Calculating the weight of a part?

11-14-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

I see 4.184 lbmass (Rela listed in the Mass Window under General Properties located in the Physical tab. Does this mean the part has a weight of 4.184 pounds?

 

I hope it’s this easy.

 

Thanks,

Bill

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GSE_Dan_A
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Re: Calculating the weight of a part?

11-14-2012 01:57 PM in reply to: billjenkins

Good afternoon Bill,

 

Yes it really is that easy!  Ensure your material/ density is correct and the value given in the Mass box is correct!  You may need to hit Update if you have made any changes to the part.

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billjenkins
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Re: Calculating the weight of a part?

11-14-2012 04:36 PM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

Thanks to all. This is really helpful and so easy. I try to figure stuff out but there have been several times that I would have been stuck without the assistance I’ve received here.

 

I do have another question regarding setting up the desired accuracy but I’ll ask about that in a new message.

 

Bill

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