About Body Measures

Several predefined measures allow you to measure the behavior of a selected body in your mechanism. If you have a Mechanism Dynamics license, you can create all of the following types of body measure. If not, you can only create Orientation, Angular Velocity, or Angular Acceleration.

• Orientation—Measure the orientation of the body LCS with respect to a selected coordinate system.

• Angular velocity—Measure the absolute angular velocity of the body with respect to a selected coordinate system.

• Angular acceleration—Measure the absolute angular acceleration of the body with respect to a selected coordinate system.

• Mass—Measure the total mass of the body.

• Weight—Measure the total weight of the body. The weight is calculated as the product of the mass and the defined gravity. You must enable gravity for your analysis to measure body weight.

• Center of mass—Measure the location of the body's center of mass with respect to a selected coordinate system.

• Centroidal inertia—Measure the inertia about the body's center of mass.