HOW TO GET THE WEIGHT OF A 3D MODEL IN AUTOCAD

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 .

MASSPROP SABEERCAD

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 .

1.  Mass

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

AutoCAD MASS PROPERTY ANALYSIS

 

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