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Composite Parts and Inherited Materials/Mass Properties
I think this is a feature request, but am unsure. So I'll start with a question.
Is there a way for composite parts to inherit the material assignments of their constituent parts? As is, i think I have to assign a single material to the new composite part. This doesnt quite work well for the ways that I'm using it.
Consider a spark plug - the body might be steel, the center electrode copper or nickel, the insulator alumina. Its not something that you really want to be an assembly, a composite part seems to be the best way to handle a "non-separable" assembly. But once you create the composite part, you lose all the information about the pieces that make it up. Generally, not a big deal, but the case I'm concerned with is calculated mass - i'd rather be able to assign the individuals their materials and have mass calculated properly for the composite part.
Is there a better way to do this? Or is it reasonable to think that composite parts could inherit mass properties.