# How does SolidWorks calculate center of mass?

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## Is SolidWorks center of mass accurate?

The COM point of the solid part is shown near the center of the enclosure. Because the enclosure is actually hollow, you know that the system-calculated center of mass is not accurate. Outside of the SolidWorks application, you determine more realistic coordinates for the COM point.

## How do you find the center of mass in SolidWorks 2020?

To display the center of mass symbol in drawings, select a drawing view and click Insert > Model Items . Under Reference Geometry, click Center of Mass .

## How do you add a center of mass to a SolidWorks drawing?

To insert a center of mass:

1. In a drawing, click Insert > Model Items.
2. In the Model Items PropertyManager, under Reference Geometry, click Center of Mass .
3. Click . You can create dimensions between the center of mass points and geometric entities using any of the dimensioning methods.

## How do you change the center of mass?

The center of mass can be calculated by taking the masses you are trying to find the center of mass between and multiplying them by their positions. Then, you add these together and divide that by the sum of all the individual masses.

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## How do I show the center of gravity in Solidworks assembly?

You can add a Center of Mass (COM) point in parts and assemblies. (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Center of Mass. (View toolbar) or View > Hide/Show > Center of Mass .

## What is pack and go in Solidworks?

Gathers all related files for a model design (parts, assemblies, drawings, references, design tables, Design Binder content, decals, appearances, and scenes, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation results) into a folder or zip file. To access Pack and Go: In SOLIDWORKS, click File > Pack and Go.

## How do you show mass properties in Solidworks?

Click Mass Properties (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Evaluate > Mass Properties. The calculated mass properties appear in the dialog box. If an assembly contains components with overridden mass properties, those components are listed at the bottom of the Mass Properties dialog box.

## When a center of mass reference Comr point is created at the current center of mass COM point will the Comr point move as the COM point changes due to geometry changes?

Notes about COMR points: As you add more features to the part, the global COM point moves, but the COMR point remains at the coordinates where you created it. If you modify features above the COMR point in the tree, the COMR point moves to the new location of the center of mass of all the features above it.