Mass is density*volume, in other words, a calculated value. Or you stick the
on a scale and weigh it. Pro/e can handle either one, depending on what
information you give it. If you assign a material to a part, the *.mat files
generally come with a density (plus a lot of other physical properties of the
material). You access this with 'Edit>Setup>Materials>Assign>From File'. If your
config option PRO_MATERIAL_DIR points to the location of your materials files,
above should show you a list of available materials. To see what info the file
contains, do 'Show' and accept the file name. You can also edit, define and save
the materials files from this interface. For this material definition to
model analysis of mass properties ('Analysis>Model Analysis>Mass
props>Calculate'), the material file needs just two pieces of information:
of the material and the units that this density is expressed in which must be
abbreviation of the units system that you will see under 'Edit>Setup>Units'
(proe_def, ips, cgs, mmns, etc.).
One other function under 'Setup' that is useful when you don't have materials
files is 'Mass Props'. This menu item opens an interface for assigning density
other measured properties to a part. In this way, you need neither the material
files nor the calculation of mass properties. You must change the source of the
properties to parameters. Then you can type in density, cog, mass, etc.