Ok received parts from a customer. It was ALL mesh features.
I converted some of them(the mesh features) to Solids. Some would not convert to solids (converted to surfaces).
I need to have the COG show up correctly. Yes, I have a physical COG. I know where it is supposed to be.
I am trying to use this and several other parts (with mixed, Solids, Surfaces, Mesh features), in an assembly AND balance it all thru a common lift point.
How can I correct the COG of the individual parts, so that the assembly is correct.
I have work planes for the corrected COGs, but I am afraid that I will need to calculate the new COG for the assebmly.
Anyone with good ideas?
Have you tried extruding or thickening the mesh surfaces to create a solid?
If you were to convert all of the solids that you can on these files. They end up with hundreds of solids and a dozens of surfaces, creating files that are too large to handle (>120MB per file). This is why there is a mix of solids, surfaces and meshes.
I guess if you know what the Mass is and where the COG is suppose to be, just manually enter the values in the iProperties-Physical tab for the Mass and XZY location.
I would test it with a simple model before passing it off to the shop/field just to verify when using Over-ride values.
It might be accessable via iLogic.
Or create a new IAM for each Mesh/surface part and place a IPT with the correct mass at the CG point you have determined as correct.
It would mean having to create a new IAM to get your total mass and correct COG
From iLogic you can read the COG. However, you cannot change it thru iLogic. It may be possible with VBA. I posted that question to the Inventor Customization site, we will see what is doable.
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