I want to calculate the volume of this assembly . Can anyone help me?
select Evaluate tab above feature tree and click Mass Properties button in the ribbon.
Mass, Volume, Surface area and a lot more info will be shown
It results an incorrect volume . The dimension of assembly is 1000X450X972 =437400000 mm 3
But the SW calculate 22325282 cubic millimeters
You've forgotten about the thickness of material. You have a 6mm thickness material, and a V notch (about 987x140x38) and a 4 degree sketch bend.All of these factors effect the total volume of your assembly.
maybe this video helps you out.
SOLIDWORKS - Calculating Volume - YouTube
Using the "evaluate mass properties" function, SolidWorks is providing the mass properties of the parts in the assembly. If you are looking for the volume of the box, you will have to use another method.
If you are using SW2016, there is some new functionality for this but I believe you would have to save your assembly as a part as the functionality resides in part mode.
You can create a part that is superimposed on the assembly and then subtract it using a "cavity" operation.
I do these :
1: insert new virtual part in assembly
2: Edit that
But when i want to use join an error occur . Can you help me?
The operation you need to perform is "cavity".
Edit your virtual part in the assembly and choose cavity, then select those components that intersect the part.
In essence, the selected components will be subtracted from the target part or volume.
Buy the Cavity future is off .
I'm trying to do the same thing.
I wonder if we have to fill the holes in order to make the cavity feature work correctly, but I'm having trouble testing this because of all the gaps between sheets.
By the volume numbers in your reply above, it appears you're looking for an overall outer volume.
If so, see the attached. There are three global variables, each using the Measure option, for length, width and height.
There's a fourth global variable, "OuterVolume" that multiples the other three to get the volume.
Note: SW complained about the magnitude of that result, so I divided each by 1000, so "OuterVolume" reports cubic meters.
Since these are tied to the assembly, changes in the parts will update the volume.
You can create a custom property that references this volume.
You need to update your profile so I/we all know what SolidWorks version you are running, along with computer type, graphics, etc.
...the cavity operation should work.
There isn't anything special about it.
I became tired . Is anyone have any experience in design storage . I have to design special storage tank with special form (in sheet metal) . I want to assign the volume of that by SW . Isnt there any simple way?
If you're trying to design sheet metal within a given volume/dimensional constraint, I suggest:
1) Model the volume as a solid, adding clearance, fillets, etc.
2) Shell the volume to the material gauge. If you require multiple pieces, select additional faces to shell.
3) Convert to sheet metal, selecting bends and rips.
If other pieces are needed (because if faces shelled away) model them directly from the start as sheet metal and build an assembly.
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