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Include/Exclude Mass for Specific Components

Question asked by Austin Broeker on Jun 29, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2017 by Deepak Gupta

Is there a way to include or exclude the mass from specific components in an assembly's mass calculation?

 

For example, I'm creating a add-on controller bracket that customers can order for one of our machines. I want to show where and how this bracket should be installed, so I have a section of the machine shown in my drawing for reference, but I only want the mass of the bracket itself listed on the drawing (for shipping purposes and whatnot). Is there a way to specify which components are used in calculating the mass for the entire assembly?

 

I know I could create an extra configuration/display state and hide everything that I don't want to include, but that configuration wouldn't be used in any of my drawing views so I'm not sure how I would link to it. Right now, I'm leaning towards just finding the mass of the bracket components individually and adding them up myself, then overriding the mass of the assembly manually.

 

Any ideas?

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