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Internal volume measuring tool

bill_de_la_vegabill_de_la_vega Member Posts: 20 EDU
I think a useful addition to the measuring tool or maybe a feature script would be the ability to select parts in an assembly that define a closed volume and have that value displayed.  Right now the way I did it was create a part studio in context of an assembly and create a part that was the internal volume using Boolean etc on the part until it represented the internal volume and then use the mass properties to display it's volume.

My assembly was pretty simple, I imagine something more complex like a pipe manifold, tank, or other fluid handling machinery would be much more difficult and time consuming to have to do this.  

Comments

  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,675
    @bill_de_la_vega This is a tough one.  The way you did it would be how I would do it.  This is not something that is simple to do as there can be many nooks.  I am not sure this would be something we would add as a native tool but it is something you might be able to build with FS.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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