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Inertia moments of a section

paolo_bollapaolo_bolla Member Posts: 1 PRO
Most of the 3D CAD softwares allow the calculation of the property of a section, I mean moments of inertia, polar moments of inertia and so on, but it seems Onshape cannot.
I think is a big issue, no way to solve this soon?

Best Answer


  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Could you split the part with a custom plane to get there today?

    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,080 PRO
    edited June 2018 Accepted Answer
    I agree we should be able to calculate these from a selection of faces or when using the section viewing tool. 
    I imagine it would be a flyout from the bottom right in addition to the current measurements

    Please vote here for the improvement https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/1299/section-properties

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