Assign material to 3d model and get weight/mass properties of the model in Creo Parametric

Assign material to 3d model and get weight/mass properties of the model in Creo Parametric

Assigning material in Creo / Pro-E

Assigning material is a feature which Creo offers for

  • Knowing the weight of 3d models before they are manufactured physically in real world.
  • It is very much useful for costing, estimation and quotation purpose.
  • We can use it for each and every designed models to know the actual weight of our all individual designed part models and sub-assemblies and assemblies prior to start of manufacturing..

Note about this Tutorial

  • In this Creo tutorial you will learn how to assign material to 3d model and get weight/mass properties of the model.
  • It is recommended that you practice the following instructions using the simple part.

Open Creo> Set working directory
Create New Part file > Models tab > Revolve
(example as shown in below image)

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Click on File Menu > Click on Prepare

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Now click on Model properties

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It will display below window. In the first row of window Default Material is “Not assigned”.
– Click on change.

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It will display below window. In that many general purpose materials are listed already.
e.g. Aluminium, Brass, Bronze, S.S., Nylon, Steel etc.
You can select directly from the list and assign to your part models.

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– Click on Steel material then click on add. (highlighted by cursor in image)
-Then click on OK
It will assign the Steel material to your current open part model.

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Now getting the weight of component by using Mass properties Feature.
Analysis Tab > click on Mass properties as shown in below image.

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It will display below window.
– In that window one combo box given below
and from that three options, Select Feature. (highlighted by cursor)

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– Select Part’s UCS User Co-ordinate system.
(for which you want to get the weight/mass properties)
This can be done in Part (.prt) as well as Assembly (.asm) file, that is why selection of appropriate UCS is necessary.

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Now Mass properties added in the Model tree.
(highlighted by cursor in image below)

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– Now click RMB on Mass properties in Model tree.
– Click on edit definition to see all details.

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It will display Mass properties window.
in that small text box which shows the Volume, Surface area,
Density and Mass/Weight of the Model.
Our example of the Bush has Mass / Weighs 85 grams.
(for which we have chosen the UCS Co-ordinate system)

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– Click on “ i ” symbol (highlighted by cursor) for more detailed report which can be saved also as text file for further use.
Detailed report includes (1)Moment of Inertia w.r.t. UCS
(2)Centre of gravity Co-ordinates
(3) Inertia Tensor and more..

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You have just completed how to assign material to 3d model and get weight/mass properties of the model in Creo parametric 1.0

Thanks for reading.

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