Section Properties Axis

Section Properties Axis

Post by Terry Rob » Tue, 03 Feb 2004 15:16:07


I'm running Section Properties on the face of an Aluminum Extrusion (Bosch
45x45R). SW applies a Principal Axis at an angle to the Part Axis. Is there
any method of controlling the X & Y axis about which the principal moments
of inertia are calculated?
To see what I mean, simply sketch a vertical line from the Origin and a
horizontal line from the origin of equal length. Connect the two ends and
extrude to any length. Select the front face and run Tool/Section
Properties. Note the principal axis angle.
This tool is relatively of useless unless the principal axis is aligned in
some way to the forces applied to it.

Regards,
Terry Robb
 
 
 

Section Properties Axis

Post by darryl.voo » Wed, 04 Feb 2004 04:53:15

I think the answer you are looking for is Lxx and Lyy which is
relative to the x and y axis in the lower left corner. If you require
the answer on a different axis rotate the body using the move/copy
feature which you will find in insert feature.

darryl

 
 
 

Section Properties Axis

Post by Terry Rob » Wed, 04 Feb 2004 11:51:57

I see! I see! Say's the blind man.
Thanks Darryl.

Terry