Reports the area, perimeter, and other mathematical properties of 3D solids and 2D regions (short for "mass properties").
Accessing the Command
command bar: massprop
menu bar: Tools | Inquiry | Mass Properties
ribbon: Tools | Inquiry | Mass Properties
toolbar: Inquiry |
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select entities: (Choose one or more entities; the program filters out any that are not ACIS objects)
Entities in set: 1
Select entities: (Choose more ACIS objects, or else press Enter to produce the report)
Displays report in the command bar; press F2 to view report in the Prompt History window:
The command continues:
Write analysis to a file? (Type Y or N)
When you enter Y, displays dialog box:
Name the file, and then click Save. The report is stored in an MPR file, which can be opened in any text editor. MPR is short for "mass properties report."
Specifies the entities on which to report properties. Choose 3D solid models and 2D region entities; all other entities are ignored by the program.
Write analysis to a file?
Writes the report to a text file. Type Y or N:
Box - creates 3D boxes as solid models.
Cone - creates 3D cones as solid models.
Cylinder - creates 3D cylinders as solid models.
Dish - creates the lower half of 3D balls as solid models.
Dome - creates the upper half of 3D balls as solid models.
Extrude - extrudes 2D entities into 3D solid models.
Interfere - creates 3D volumes of intersecting 3D solid models.
Intersect - removes volumes not in common between two solid models.
Region - creates 2D regions from 2D entities.
Revolve - revolves 2D entities into 3D solid models.
Section - creates 2D regions from 3D models.
Slice - cuts 3D solids into two parts.
SolidEdit - edits the bodies, faces, and edges of 3D models.
Sphere - creates 3D balls as solid models.
Subtract - removes one solid model from a second.
Torus - creates 3D donuts as solid models.
Union - joins two or more solid models into a single entity.
Wedge - creates 3D wedges as solid models.