Is it possible to get the weight of a 3D model at various stages of the modeling process ?Yes … It can be done with the help of the MASSPROP command in AutoCAD .
This command not only gives us the mass information but we will get a number of relevant data with which we can perform mass property analysis on a 3D model . When we give this command and select the object you will get the following information .
2. Volume (mass and volume are shown as the same value because the density of the default material is assumed as 1)
3. The dimensions of the bounding box
4. Centroid . (The co-ordinates of the geometric center of the model)
5. Moment of inertia
6. Product of inertia
7. Radii of gyration
8. Principal moments about X,Y and Z axis.
We can write this data to a text file and go for a print .
Out of the above written information the volume is the most relevant data because when we multiply volume with density we will get the weight . Hence we can find out the weight of any 3D model using this method .
We can also perform “What if analysis” on a 3D model in AutoCAD . Please click on the following video link to get a complete understanding on this topic
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