Using Mass PropertiesKeyCreator \ Verify \ Mass-Properties \ Using-Mass-Properties
Select Mass Properties from the Tools>Verify options. You will be prompted to select the solid object(s) to analyze.
Using the Function:
1 Select Mass Properties from the Tools>Verify submenu.
2 Select the solid object(s) using any of the standard Selection Menu options.
3 The Mass Properties dialog box appears. The solids appear according to there I.D.
4 Choose the object you want to analyze from the pull-down list.
5 Mass properties will by default calculate using a 'quick calculation' method which speeds up the result time considerably but a recalculate using a more precise method is possible by choosing the Recalculate using a Higher Precision button. Once done the button will be grayed out signifying the calculations where run using the precise method.
6 Properties are calculated based on the default unit value of density and area weighted density. To determine the mass properties based on different density values, enter a different value in the edit field and Tab out of the field. Tab from field to field and enter values of the following parameters:
As you tab to a new field after entering a value, the Mass Properties fields update based on the data you just entered. In addition to calculating the weights and properties of each object, a Total listing calculates the sum total of all objects selected (e.g., the total weight of an assembly) and displays those results in the Total tab. To view a point entity at the center of mass choose the Model Center of Mass button. To view a point entity at the Model Principal Axis choose the Model Principle Axis button.
7 Repeat steps 1-3 for any remaining objects you want to analyze.
8 Select the MASS OUT button to save your data to a Mass Properties output file (ASCII .TXT format).
9 Enter a new filename, without the extension, in the File Name dialog box to replace the default filename, "massprop."
10 Click OK.