Unformatted text preview: calculate volume. For volume, you selected the part (in blue) then chose Tools/Analysis to calculate part volume (Area was a tab there too). But, in this case you must make a 2D Surface part for IronCAD to give you the correct area (of one surface), NOT total surface area. The difference is that when you used Analysis before, you were in 3D and the Area tab under Tools/Analysis would give you the full surface area (known as ‘wet surface area’) of the 3D part. That value includes both sides of the metal part as well as the area of the edges. It is known as wet surface area because effectively it is the area of all surfaces that would become ‘wet’ were the part dipped in an electroplating tank. A Surface Part on the other hand is 2D only, having no third dimension (thickness). In that case IronCAD knows to give you only the area of one side....
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- Spring '08