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See also : CADLine dialogbox
MechDesigner has three sources of MassProperties: for each Part:
•MassProperties that are userdefined on the CADLine.
•Mass Properties imported with a SolidWorks document.
•Mass Properties that are derived from Profiles / Extrusions on a Part.
All MassProperties on one Part are added together to give the Total MassProperties.


If you enter MomentofInertia, then with the Mass, MechDesigner calculates the equivalent RadiusofGyration If you enter RadiusofGyration, then with the Mass, MechDesigner calculates the equivalent MomentofInertia Parallel Axis Theorem MechDesigner uses the Parallel Axis Theorem to calculate the MomentofInertia, Io , about the Part's rotational axis: I0 = IG +M.h2 where h is the distance from the centerofMass to the rotational axis 
When you import a SolidWorks document onto a CADLine, you can also import the SolidWorks MassProperties 

Button IMPORT / UPDATE Mass Properties FROM THE ACTIVE SolidWorks DOCUMENT Note: Before you click this button, make sure that the active SolidWorks document is the model on the CADLine.
Button Remove SolidWorks Mass Properties 
Total Mass Properties: The Total Mass Properties for ALL CADLines in one Part. EXPLICITLY: the Total Mass Properties include, for each Part, ALL of those: •Mass and MassProperties as calculated for ALL Profile/Extrusions in the Part •User MassProperties as defined for ALL CADLines in the Part •SolidWorks MassProperties as defined for ALL CADLines in the Part 

NOTES: ParallelAxis Theorem Inertia about Part's RotationalAxis = Total Inertia about centerofMass + Mass × (Distance to Part's RotationalAxis)2 Relationship between MomentofInertia and Radius of Gyration Total Inertia (about centerofMass) = Total Mass × (RadiusofGyration)2 Total Mass of Part = Mass of all Extrusions + Total mass of other CADLines in the same Part Total Inertia about the Part's centerofGravity = Inertia of all Extrusions + Total Inertia of other CADLines in the same Part 