During a pre-sales conversation today, I was asked if BricsCAD has the capability to compute and show mass properties of solids - centroids, radii of gyration, moments of inertia, products of inertia, principal moments and and so on.
The answer obviously is YES - it is the MASSPROP command in .dwg CAD which lists out the information on the command line. The information MASSPROP gives is identical in both BricsCAD and AutoCAD.
Figure 1: MASSPROP command listing in BricsCAD
Figure 2: MASSPROP command listing in AutoCAD
BricsCAD goes a step ahead and lists all these properties in the Properties tab as well. Just right-click on ny model in BricsCAD and you get to see the Center of gravity, moments et al in the Properties window as well. You do not necessarily have to run MASSPROP and pore over the listing in the text window.
Figure 3: MASS Properties in the Properties Tab window - BricsCAD V13
Figure 4: MASS Properties in the Properties Tab window - AutoCAD 2014
Images: Courtesy Bricsys
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