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moment of inertia

Question asked by Grant Baugh on Mar 29, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2011 by Jerry Steiger

First off using SW 09.  Is it possible to get the moment of inertia for an assembly made of multibody part files?

 

We typically design with multibody part files. The parts we design with are pneumatic grippers, cylinders, purchased brackets etc.  We don't manufacture the grippers brackets etc. so we just draw them as multibody parts files and assign a mass property weight.  We do manufacture some mounting plate and gripper finger and we do assign a material to these components.

 

The problem is the purchased parts they have no material just an assigned weight.  From what I see in SW a component needs a material in order for SW to calculate the moment of inertia.

 

I belive SW 10+ can have different materials assigned to mulitbody part files.  Upgrading might be our only option....?

 

Thanks

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