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## Center of Gravity

I am trying to find the center of gravity for an assembly.

I can do it OK for individual parts, but not the assembly.

Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Simon

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## Center of Gravity

Good Morning all, I have a friend who works at another company that has
pro/e but no maintenance so he ask me a lot of questions from time to time.
Today he asked me a question about how to show center of gravity on a part
and drawing. I have only done this maybe 2 times in almost 18 years of
running pro/e and I don't have a good answer for him.

What is the easiest way to show the center of gravity on a part and drawing?

Curtis Smith
Aida America
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## Center of Gravity

Well, this may not be the easiest way, but here's how we do it

We created a coordinate system origin, called CG_ASM or something like it,
and offset it from the default assembly cso.
\$d## =mp_cg_x(","ACS0",")
\$d## =mp_cg_y(","ACS0",")
\$d## =mp_cg_z(","ACS0",")

Adding in the appropriate dimensions (it's actually part of our
startassembly, so we don't have to do this every time)

Then just show that cso on the drawing.
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Lyle Beidler
MGS Inc
178 Muddy Creek Church Rd
Denver PA 17517
717-336-7528
Fax 717-336-0514
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## Center of Gravity

The best way now takes two steps.

1. create and analysis feature to calculate the massprops.
2. redefine the analysis feature and modify it to create a point entity.

On Dec 6, 2007 6:33 AM, CURTIS SMITH <-> wrote:

> Good Morning all, I have a friend who works at another company that has
> pro/e but no maintenance so he ask me a lot of questions from time to
> time.
> Today he asked me a question about how to show center of gravity on a part
> and drawing. I have only done this maybe 2 times in almost 18 years of
> running pro/e and I don't have a good answer for him.
>
> What is the easiest way to show the center of gravity on a part and
> drawing?
>
> Curtis Smith
> Aida America
>
>
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## Center of Gravity

Add a third step, put the analysis feature in the footer so it is always
regenerated last.

Peter Stockhausen
Pollak Switching Products

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