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Contact area between two solid parts

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How to get the final contact surface area between two solid parts in Femap?


Re: Contact area between two solid parts

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Unlock your Data Table and keep it displayed, then use the Select toolbar, set it to "Select Surfaces...". As you select surfaces, information will be populated to the Data Table. Use the drop down on the "Show/Hide Columns button" and choose "Add Mass Properties". It is recommended to choose all surfaces first before "Add Mass Properties", otherwise, additional columns will be populated.

Use the Select toolbar and choose "Select Solids.." and follow the same process to get volume, surface area, CGx, CGy, CGz, Ixx, Iyy, Izz,...