Is there way to report the density and volume values for all components in a specific assy? I am trying to setup a way to check the mass value I get from a measure bodies on my assemblies. Individual parts are usually released with proper material assigned but our system is not yet 100% perfect.
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Have you tried measure bodies command?
Just select the component you want to measure then on the results group, select show information window.
Information window will display this values. See image:
With Advanced Weight Management you can calcualte the mass properties of the assembly and dispaly the results in the Assembly Navigator by activating the Weight column.
Alternativly generate a Visual Report based on Weight.
In both cases you can then export the ANTs content to a spreadsheet.
The $Volume attribute is in all the parts but is only set with content under a number of circumstances.
One method is to switch on the "File->Save Option - Generate Weight Data" however better would be to switch this on in "Customer Defaults" under "Analysis->Weigh Management" - "Generate Weight Data"
This will then populate the weight and $Volume attribute on save of the part file.
Alternatively run the command Advanced Weight Management.
Note that you will need access to an "advanced assembly modeling license" to use the advanced weight management commands.
First need to check material has been assigned to all solids in your assembly.
Easiest way to do that is right mouse button over the Assembly Navigator title area and select the column option then switch on material. While you are at it also select Weight and configure manually $Volume.
Then in Advanced Weight command while in top assembly press the Work Part icon.
Should see columns in ANT populate with values. Right mouse click to export to spreadsheet
Or from the "i" on the resource bar double click Visual Reporting select report Weight and run (green arrow)