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Adding volume to mass properties analysis

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Adding volume to mass properties analysis

Hi,

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.


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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.

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