I am using WF 5.0 M010 and I'm trying to figure out how to report the volume of all individual parts of an assembly in the mass properties calculation. I am writing the mass props analysis to a text file which I then use Excel to manipulate and I need the volume of each part to be listed along with its x,y & z CoG coordinates. By default the analysis only lists the total volume of an assembly.
Does anyone know how to do this? Is it driven by a config file that I could edit?
Thanks in advance.
I'm thinking this may be done through a BOM and not the mass props.
I know you can create a custom BOM format, thru Pro E, just not sure how. From the help file:
To Define the BOM Format
1. Using the system editor, create the BOM output format file.
2. Add the following option to the configuration file:bom_format formatname.fmt
3. In Creo Elements/Pro, add user-defined parameters to parts and assemblies using Tools ▶ Relations ▶ Parameters ▶ Add Parameter.
4. Click Info ▶ Bill of Materials. The BOM appears in an INFORMATION WINDOW and is written to file.
I'm not sure what system editor they reference in these directions.
You can get a mass properties report to include information for all models by setting the config option mp_calc_level. If you are looking to use a BOM table as Kris mentions you can include the parameter PRO_MP_VOLUME in the report format.