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Weight Measurement

Weight Measurement

(OP)
Hi All,

i have an assembly, I want to measure weight from the end to the middle (and not the full or individual part). Please help how can measure weight up to certain length (measurement taken from corner).

Think of an assembled box, and I need to measure the weight from the corner to the middle and not the whole thing. Please help how I can do that in Solidworks.

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,
Paul

RE: Weight Measurement

You can display the weight of selected components in an assembly by simply selecting them before you select the Mass Properties tool.
If that doesn't work for you do an Extrude Cut on the assembly. Just cut away the part you don't need.

Why do you want the weight of just a part of your assembly? Are you trying to locate the center of gravity or determine the load on a support point? Solidworks already gives you the information you need to calculate that using a free body diagram without having to cut anything.

RE: Weight Measurement

You can draw a rectangle on area you wish to ignore and do a cut extrude. Then measure what is left.

RE: Weight Measurement

(OP)
Thank you for the information. Yeah I intend to do that because I have a rotating component in the middle, So need to know the weight of the lower portion/ rest when the positions are changed. Kind of difficult to explain.

Regards,
Paul

RE: Weight Measurement

Maybe you can save the whole asm file into a x_t file. Remove all the features, then cut the half to it, measure the weight.

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