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07-29-2014
07:47 PM

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I would like to measure the volume of a body in order to figure out what its mass would be. Is that easily possible in Fusion 360?

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07-29-2014
07:47 PM

I would like to measure the volume of a body in order to figure out what its mass would be. Is that easily possible in Fusion 360?

Solved! Go to Solution.

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07-29-2014
11:55 PM

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Not applicable

07-29-2014
11:55 PM

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Accepted solution

Hi You can get those properties by right clicking on the root component at the browser and select properties: Two screen shots to show you here:

07-29-2014
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07-30-2014
05:29 AM

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Thank you,

I actually found out that feature two hours after asking the question and was giving myself a facepalm 🙂

It's good to have this as reference though cause I couldn't find it using the search option or on google!

Thanks again!

I actually found out that feature two hours after asking the question and was giving myself a facepalm 🙂

It's good to have this as reference though cause I couldn't find it using the search option or on google!

Thanks again!

07-30-2014
05:29 AM

I actually found out that feature two hours after asking the question and was giving myself a facepalm 🙂

It's good to have this as reference though cause I couldn't find it using the search option or on google!

Thanks again!

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07-30-2014
07:31 AM

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Hi I deleted the last post because I would like to add a few more points. Yours is a great question! I used "Mass" from Properties to estimate the approximate cost of materials to be used in the actual model. Most of our projects will be made by Plastic Injection Molding method and the approximate Mass is quite important. To get the X, Y, Z dimensions I would save an STL file of the model and use a 3rd party 3D reader to get the dimension information. When 2D drawing is available for Mac Fusion users we should be able to get the dimensions within Fusion.

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10-07-2016
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Just wanted to check on if the volume/mass calculation is available for Mac yet? Having some trouble locating ...

Thank you

10-07-2016
10:35 PM

Just wanted to check on if the volume/mass calculation is available for Mac yet? Having some trouble locating ...

Thank you

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10-10-2016
08:33 AM

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Hi thanks for posting to the forum.

The properties for your parts are found by right clicking on the component node in the browser. Use "properties". It's the same for Mac or Windows.

Thanks,

Software Engineer

Quality Assurance

Autodesk, Inc.

10-10-2016
08:33 AM

Hi thanks for posting to the forum.

The properties for your parts are found by right clicking on the component node in the browser. Use "properties". It's the same for Mac or Windows.

Thanks,

Software Engineer

Quality Assurance

Autodesk, Inc.

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10-11-2016
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Thank you, I found that info on the Internet, but the root cause of the issue was that I was using an Apple mouse that didn't have a right click button. I assumed the Mac version was different and that commands might have been located differently, but once I guessed that it might be as simple of a hardware issue I was able to get it sorted out.

It might be a great helpful tip online though to make sure you have full functional mouse to access all features.

Thank you,

Joe

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It might be a great helpful tip online though to make sure you have full functional mouse to access all features.

Thank you,

Joe

Sent from my iPhone

10-11-2016
09:44 AM

It might be a great helpful tip online though to make sure you have full functional mouse to access all features.

Thank you,

Joe

Sent from my iPhone

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11-27-2016
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I design a Steel parts over 100 kg, density is 7.8 kg / m^3, how to change density 0.0078 g / mm^3 to 7.8 kg/ m^3?

11-27-2016
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11-27-2016
09:54 PM

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Hi,

Your calculation is exactly the same, just divide your answer by 1,000,000.

Brett.

11-27-2016
09:54 PM

Hi,

Your calculation is exactly the same, just divide your answer by 1,000,000.

Brett.

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11-30-2016
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@Anonymous wrote:Hi,

Your calculation is exactly the same, just divide your answer by 1,000,000.

Brett.

Thank you your help. But this not my want, we need to know some casting parts over 1000 kg, the density g/mm^3 can't fit our request.

@Anonymous wrote:Hi,

Your calculation is exactly the same, just divide your answer by 1,000,000.

Brett.

11-30-2016
05:45 AM

@Anonymous wrote:Hi,

Your calculation is exactly the same, just divide your answer by 1,000,000.

Brett.

Thank you your help. But this not my want, we need to know some casting parts over 1000 kg, the density g/mm^3 can't fit our request.

@Anonymous wrote:Hi,

Your calculation is exactly the same, just divide your answer by 1,000,000.

Brett.

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11-30-2016
05:57 AM

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Sorry, I think I may have misunderstood your question.

What are you trying to do?

Brett.

11-30-2016
05:57 AM

Sorry, I think I may have misunderstood your question.

What are you trying to do?

Brett.

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11-30-2016
06:15 AM

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Try this.

1m^3 = 1,000,000,000mm^3

The specific gravity of steel = 7.85

The formula for a piece of steel in kilograms is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000,000)

The mass of a cubic meter of steel is 7,850kg - I.E. 7850kg/m^3

The formula for a piece of steel in grams is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000)

The mass of a cubic millimetre of steel is 0.00785g - I.E. 0.00785g/mm^3

To get the weight of any other material - substitute the specific gravity of that material for the number 7.85 in the calculations above.

Does this solve your problem?

Brett

11-30-2016
06:15 AM

Try this.

1m^3 = 1,000,000,000mm^3

The specific gravity of steel = 7.85

The formula for a piece of steel in kilograms is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000,000)

The mass of a cubic meter of steel is 7,850kg - I.E. 7850kg/m^3

The formula for a piece of steel in grams is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000)

The mass of a cubic millimetre of steel is 0.00785g - I.E. 0.00785g/mm^3

To get the weight of any other material - substitute the specific gravity of that material for the number 7.85 in the calculations above.

Does this solve your problem?

Brett

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11-30-2016
04:56 PM

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Thank you for your reply.

thank you.

@Anonymous wrote:Try this.

1m^3 = 1,000,000,000mm^3

The specific gravity of steel = 7.85

The formula for a piece of steel in kilograms is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000,000)

The mass of a cubic meter of steel is 7,850kg - I.E. 7850kg/m^3

The formula for a piece of steel in grams is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000)

The mass of a cubic millimetre of steel is 0.00785g - I.E. 0.00785g/mm^3

To get the weight of any other material - substitute the specific gravity of that material for the number 7.85 in the calculations above.

Does this solve your problem?

Brett

11-30-2016
04:56 PM

Thank you for your reply.

thank you.

@Anonymous wrote:Try this.

1m^3 = 1,000,000,000mm^3

The specific gravity of steel = 7.85

The formula for a piece of steel in kilograms is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000,000)

The mass of a cubic meter of steel is 7,850kg - I.E. 7850kg/m^3

The formula for a piece of steel in grams is - ((volume in mm^3) x 7.85) / 1,000)

The mass of a cubic millimetre of steel is 0.00785g - I.E. 0.00785g/mm^3

Does this solve your problem?

Brett

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11-30-2016
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I posted this video on the topic recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TikstpkcRuI

**Rob Duarte**

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Co-Director FSU Facility for Arts Research

http://art.fsu.edu/rob-duarte/

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11-30-2016
06:16 PM

I posted this video on the topic recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TikstpkcRuI

**Rob Duarte**

Associate Professor in Art, Florida State University

Co-Director FSU Facility for Arts Research

http://art.fsu.edu/rob-duarte/

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02-22-2019
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How check the density/mass of the part in the mobile app. Is it possible I haven't found any info about this or is the mobil app only a viewer program that can't measure mass?

02-22-2019
09:06 AM

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02-23-2019
02:40 AM

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Hi Mattias,

try it this way:

regards

günther

02-23-2019
02:40 AM

Hi Mattias,

try it this way:

regards

günther

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