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Create COG Point that Dynamically Updates

BobCondra
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Create COG Point that Dynamically Updates

I have a model that I need to measure the distance from a surface to the center of gravity of the part. I need to be able to tweak the geometry so that this distance is the value that I need.

When I use the Mass Properties function, it shows what appears to be a coordinate system at the center of gravity. Is there any way to save this coordinate system, or create a point at the center of gravity? I could then use this to measure from the COG to my surface and watch it change with the geometry updates.


Thanks,

Bob




Bob Condra

Mechanical Engineer



Trijicon,Inc.

248-960-7700 Ext.1147

49385 Shafer Avenue | P.O. Box 930059

Wixom, Michigan 48393 US

- | www.trijicon.com



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RandyJones
19-Tanzanite
(To:BobCondra)

On 11/13/14 13:10, Bob Condra wrote:
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> I have a model that I need to measure the distance from a surface to the center of gravity of the part. I need to be able to tweak the geometry so that this distance is the value that I need.
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> When I use the Mass Properties function, it shows what appears to be a coordinate system at the center of gravity. Is there any way to save this coordinate system, or create a point at the center of gravity?
>

Simply choose to create a feature and then select point:

Randy,

Thanks for the quick response. This would be easy, except we do not have BMX.

Is there another way around it if we do not have BMX? Is there a way to extract the information from the MassProperties feature? Maybe through relations?

Thanks,

Bob




Bob Condra

Mechanical Engineer



Trijicon,Inc.

248-960-7700 Ext.1147

49385 Shafer Avenue | P.O. Box 930059

Wixom, Michigan 48393 US

- | www.trijicon.com
RandyJones
19-Tanzanite
(To:BobCondra)

On 11/13/14 13:47, Bob Condra wrote:
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> Randy,
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> Thanks for the quick response. This would be easy, except we do not have BMX.
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> Is there another way around it if we do not have BMX?
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Yes. You can still create a feature and create xcog, ycog, and zcog parameters. Then simply create a (offset from coordinate system) point and use relations to make the points dimensions equal to the *cog parameters.

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> Thanks,
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Great Plains Mfg., Inc.
1525 E North St
PO Box 5060
Salina, KS USA 67401
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I have received a couple of other responses, and they both use the same basic methodology. Using the general mass properties features.

The issue is that a model regeneration does not update the mass properties values. It requires a manual update of the mass properties. The screen shot below shows generally how I have done this with a relation. The d26, d27, and d28 are the x,y,z offsets for my ‘CENTEROFGRAVITY’ coordinate system.

I also have a feature called MASS_PROP_1, which contains the center of gravity information, and this COG updates with every regeneration. Is there a way to extract the x,y,z data from this feature?
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Thanks,

Bob




Bob Condra

Mechanical Engineer



Trijicon,Inc.

248-960-7700 Ext.1147

49385 Shafer Avenue | P.O. Box 930059

Wixom, Michigan 48393 US

- | www.trijicon.com
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