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The first step to creating physical properties on a part or assembly is to set the material. Select Properties from the Inspect tab

Properties

 

In the Material section, select Change and pick the part material.

Physical properiesMaterial

Click Apply to Model and click the Update button. The Mass, Volume and Surface Area properties will now be displayed.

To see these appear as variables, you need to first open the Variable table from the Tools tab.

Typically, you will only see the Density and Accuracy (along with any dimensions you have placed). To display the physical properties, click the Filter button in the dialog box and click the

Variable TableFilter

When you have added this type, the variables will now be displayed in the table:

Exposed variables

 

Click on the Expose check box if you want to use this value elsewhere.

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