10 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2015 8:31 AM by Mark Greenwell

    Surface Area of non contact area only

    Mark Greenwell

      Hi,

       

      In an assembly I can use the property function to get the total surface area.

       

      However how can I get the total surface area of the edges / faces of parts that have no contact with another part.

       

      For example if I have an assembly made of two parts that are welded together to for a Tee then one edge of one plate and part of the face of the second plate are in contact.

       

      I want this area to be excluded for the total surface area.

       

      I am trying to find this so we can work out how much paint would be required to paint the outside of an assembly only.

       

      Thanks

       

      Mark (SolidWorks 2015 sp3)