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macro to export center of mass/gravity of parts from an assembly to excel

Question asked by Mark Thompson on Nov 29, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2018 by James Sorrentino

Hello,

 

I'm trying to source a macro that will locate the centre of mass/gravity of all components within an assembly relative to a specific point (i.e. the assembly origin) and export this information to an excel file. I realise this has been brought up on several other forums but as yet there doesn't seem to be a solution.

 

Effectively I'm trying to incorporate the parametric capabilities of solidworks to iteratively optimise the structural configuration of a concentric shaft/bearing arrangement. However, at this stage I'd just like to avoid clicking on and recording the position and mass of each component within what is a fairly large and complex assembly.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Mark,

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