Mass Calculation

Mass calculation allows masses to be calculated and displayed in the Model Browser.

To improve overall performance, when a CAD file is imported the mass sizes are not calculated and are shown as ** in the Model Browser.

  1. To display mass in the Model Browser, right-click the column header in the Model Browser.
  2. Under Property, select the Mass checkbox.

  3. Click OK.
  4. Click the Calculate button to display the mass of a part. A nonzero mass indicates a solid object.
Note: You can override a selected part's mass in the Property Editor. This will affect measure weight calculations and motion calculations, but not structural analysis calculations.