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Friday, 14 August 2009

Updating Part & Assembly Mass Properties


Did you know that when using Autodesk Inventor, a part or assembly's mass properties can be automatically updated when the document is saved?

This is a tip that is part of a Tips & Tricks presentation that I recently updated and have found to be very useful.

All you need to do is access the General page of your Application Options which is located on the Manage ribbon bar and put a tick in Update Mass Properties on Save. You can then choose whether you want to update the mass properties for just parts or parts & assemblies.

With this selected, each time you Save your document the mass properties will be updated. Great!