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Step-By-Step Tutorial For Measuring Area, Environment, Volume And… In Solidworks

In this article, we will teach you the simplest method of calculating area, environment and volume in SolidWorks software.

 These simple commands have many applications in increasing modeling accuracy.

Go to: Tools> Mass properties

There are many possibilities in this dialog box. In our example the surface area is 40091mm2. Which you can see in the orange box.


The size of the model is 169,301 mm3

You can also see the mass of the model. You can also see the crime center:

X = 0.00

Y = 204.73

Z = 0.00

The above information tells you that the mass center is 204.73 mm above the origin of this section.


Go to Tools > Mass properties or click on the Mass properties icon SolidWorks Mass Properties

In the Mass properties box, you can find many material properties.

The surface area of the squeezer is 40091mm2 as you can see in the orange rectangle. Measuring Area

SolidWorks Surface Area

As you can see in the Mass Properties box in SolidWorks, the volume of our model is 169301 mm3.

SolidWorks Volume

You can also see the Mass of your model. It’s important to set up a material first to get the right properties.

Another great value is the “Center of mass

This information will tell you where the center of your product is.

SolidWorks Center of Mass

Center of mass: ( millimeters )

X = 0.00

Y = 204.73

Z = 0.00

The information above tells you that the center of your product is 204,73 mm above the origin of this part.

Click here to download the SolidWorks citrus squeezer model.

Did you like this tutorial and are you eager to learn more? Then you should really check my SolidWorks Boeing 747 course.

In this video training course, I will show you how to model an incredible Boeing 747-8 in SolidWorks from scratch. Measuring Area