Total surface area

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Is there an easy way to total the surface area of a part?

 

Thanks, But I was looking for external surface area. You can Inquire
Element, but it does not let you retain the previous selection and add multiple areas together.  I have been using a spreadsheet to place all of the values I get and sum them,  but this is cumbersome.

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Inspect>Properties.

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Inspect>Properties.

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Re: Inspect>Properties.

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Thanks, But I was looking for external surface area. You can Inquire
Element, but it does not let you retain the previous selection.

Use the Physical Properties command. this returns surface...

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Use the Physical Properties command. this returns surface area in addition to mass props.

 

The upper right gives surface area. You get this by going...

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The upper right gives surface area. You get this by going to the Inspect tab, and the Physical Properties group, clicking on the Properties icon.

 

 

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I think I accidently found a workaround for your problem....

Legend
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I think I accidently found a workaround for your problem. Use a surface area sensor. You can use it to track your area during the design.

(view in My Videos)

 

Laurenj.

Re: I think I accidently found a workaround for your problem....

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Thank you for this, I wish the same type of summation was available in the area command. Seems like it is doable if it can be done with the sensor. Since I was only looking for external surface, my workaround was a Synchronous extrude of one side with the internal regions ignored, through all, and then do an Inspect>Properties, and not save the changes.