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Locating parts that have assigned mass

Question asked by Charley Leonard on Nov 30, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2010 by Anna Wood

As some are aware, if you assign a mass to a component, rather than letting the mass be calculated based on the volume and density, SolidWorks can't calculate and display the moments of inertia for that component or any assembly that references it. (A workaround is to create a custom material and tweak the density to yield the correct mass, if known)    I have an assembly that apparently contains such a compoment or components, but I don't know which one(s).  is there a way to find out which components in an assembly have assigned mass, without opening each individually?  I tinkered with assembly visualization a bit, but haven't been successful so far.  In this particular assembly, there are 224 unique components.  I expect no more than one or two are culprits, since I was able to get moments of inertia from an earlier revision of this assembly recently.

 

Also, is there anything other than assigned mass that would cause the moments of inertia not to display? 

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