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Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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Is Automatic Update toggled off?

 

Tools -> Update -> under "Update Active Level" toggle on "Automatic Update"

Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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I have this problem frequently. My solution is to open up each sub part/assembly and for it to calculate the weight.

 

I think this problem is created when parts are included with sub assemblies. Sub assemblies don't have weight until it's forced to be calculated.

 

In my case every single in house fabricated part has both a part and assembly file for correct display of parts in parts lists. I don't want to change this threads focus so I will leave it at that.

Re: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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Yes I am using templates that I brought in from a previous release. Hadn't considered that. I'll see if using the one's that came with ST8 instead.

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Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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My issue hasn't been with sub assemblies. Actually, when the part is in an assembly it's less of a headache for me because when I go to update all physical properties, it fixed the parts mass. It's when I'm doing a part that is not used in an assembly that I get aggravated.

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Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"

Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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Did you check the Automatic Update switch?  I don't know how many times I see calls come through the system for mass being incorrect and it is because Automatic Updates are turned off.

 

http://solutions.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/view.php?si=002-7004630

 

After turning Automatic Update on you must update and save the file for the mass to be generated.

 

Further, if this is happening for all your parts, I would bet that Automatically Update is turned off in the template file.

Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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Boy, do I feel stupid. The tech support guy at my reseller also was stumped. Thanks, dude.

Solid Edge 2019
Windows 7 Professional
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"You're doing it wrong"

Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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I have automatic updates on all the time. I still have to go into sub assemblies and force it to calculate weight.

Betreff: New parts physical properties mass is 0

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@12GAGE your issue appears to be with mass calculated on sub-assemblies?  Are you working with assembly level features and do you IPA into the subs?

 

Nominus38's issue was specifically with mass on the individual part files not being correctly set.  Although the end results (incorrect mass) are the same, the paths to get there are different.