I tried the like Measure, Section properties & Mass properties to find the surface area of the body.
I couldn't able to get a one-click answer.
So, later I calculated individually(or two surfaces) to find all areas of the surface.
It's a surface, technically of zero thickness, so you can't use Mass Properties.
Click Filter Faces, press Ctrl+A and then Measure:
Thanks for your answer,
But still, I can't able to measure the Volume of the surfaces/body?
Lokesha Kj wrote: Hi Kevin,Thanks for your answer, But still, I can't able to measure the Volume of the surfaces/body?
Lokesha Kj wrote:
Unless things have changed in the part originally posted but now removed, it was a surface.
As I first replied, a surface is zero thickness geometry and was why Mass Properties wasn't working for you.
For the same reason, surface, you can't retrieve a volume.
If you wish to know the inner volume, then create a solid and use this surface in a Cut with Surface operation.
Thanks for removing the attachment.
For some reason, when selecting the Filter Surface Bodies, the measure tool fails to return any information. You would think it would return something measurable or usable but it apparently does not. I've not noticed this before I looked into it just now.
However, if you show only your surface in question and then Filter Faces, then it seems to work correctly. Or, alternatively you could individually click each face that you want to measure together with the measure tool open.
Hopefully that helps get you the info you need.
Also, you've selected the Filter Surface Bodies filter, which doesn't do anything for Measure.
Since your OP stated you're looking for area, only planar type entities should be fed to Measure.
As stated in my first reply, select the Filter Faces filter so only faces are fed to Measure (with Ctrl+A):
This filter prevents things like edges from being included in Measure as edges don't have area.
Since the part you attached is part of the advanced surfacing exam and Kevin has answered your question, it would be a good idea to remove your attached file from the original post.
Alex Burnett wrote: Hi, Since the part you attached is part of the advanced surfacing exam and Kevin has answered your question, it would be a good idea to remove your attached file from the original post.
Alex Burnett wrote:
I removed my image as well.
it works at my side...
Why not adding a property to your file with the automatically assigned value? Use the drop down list to add the expression.
I know this doesn't help solve your particular problem, but I thought it was interesting to have a peek under the SW bonnet. .
I've been working with the API this week and have been using Mass Properties, the return values from calls to
API Help - GetMassProperties Method (IBody2) differ if you are using a Surface or Solid body.
For a Solid Body you get Volume, Area and Mass (as you'd expect)
but for a Surface Body you get Area, Circumference and Mass calculated as Area * Density.
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