Inventor Quick Tip: Sketch Region Properties

Autodesk inventor sketch region properties

Within the “Sketch” environment in Autodesk Inventor, there is a really handy “Region Properties” tool which calculates properties of selected sketch regions. The calculations performed are; Area, Perimeter, Centroid, Inertia Tensor, Polar Moment of Inertia, Area Moments of Inertia and Radii of Gyration.

To access “Region Properties”, you must have a sketch active (i.e. you need to be editing a sketch). With the sketch active, simply right click on the sketch and select “Region Properties” from the menu.

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Next, click on the region, or regions you wish to know a bit more about, and then click “Calculate”.

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The results are shown in the “Region Properties” window.

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Some additional tips!

Be aware that overlapping regions will show areas for the sum of the regions selected.

See the examples below, note the “Area” results.

Example 1:

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Example 2:

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Note that dual units are available from the drop down.

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