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Set inertia and mass of a solid

Question asked by Henri Sohier on Aug 19, 2010
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2010 by Jerry Steiger

Hello everyone,

 

The manufacturer of a product I'm working on gave me a screenshot of the "mass properties" window of this product.

I then have the mass, the center of mass, and the inertias.

 

I know how to set the mass and the center of mass in a configuration but I'm really surprised not to find how to set the inertia  (I don't understand why would Solidoworks prevent me from doing that).

 

Isn't it possible to set the inertia of a part ?

 

If not, what can I do to use in an assembly this inertia I know from the mass properties window screenshot ? I thought that I could calculate by myself the real matrix of inertia of the assembly from the matrix of inertia of the assembly without this part whose only the mass properties are known (with Huyghens), but what a pain in the neck!

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