# Your question: How do you calculate area in Solidworks?

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## Can SolidWorks calculate surface area?

We can use it to measure the lengths of edges, determine the distance between planes and surfaces, and even calculate the surface area, among many other applications. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019, the Measure Tool is available for all SOLIDWORKS for the part, assembly, and drawing files.

## How do you calculate the volume of a part in SolidWorks?

To measure internal volume:

1. With an open part, click Intersect (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Intersect.
2. In the FeatureManager design tree, select Shell1 and Plane6.
3. Click Intersect (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Intersect.
4. In the PropertyManager, click Create internal regions and click Intersect.

## How do I convert entities in SolidWorks?

To convert an entity:

1. In an open sketch, click a model edge, loop, face, curve, external sketch contour, set of edges, or set of curves. You can also click an entity after clicking the Convert Entities. …
2. Click Convert Entities. …
3. In the PropertyManager, click Select chain to convert all contiguous sketch entities. …
4. Click .

## How do you find the cross sectional surface area?

The volume of any rectangular solid, including a cube, is the area of its base (length times width) multiplied by its height: V = l × w × h. Therefore, if a cross section is parallel to the top or bottom of the solid, the area of the cross-section is l × w.

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## How do I create a section property in SolidWorks?

Click Section Properties (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Evaluate > Section Properties. The results are displayed in the Section Properties dialog box.

## How do you intersect in SolidWorks?

A similar command to the combine is the intersect, this will create 4 discs where the cylinders intersect with the curved shape. This is located in Insert>Features>Intersect, then select all the bodies to intersect and click which sections are to be removed.

## Why is my SolidWorks model Hollow?

If you’ve used the SOLIDWORKS Section View tool and noticed that your model appears hollow, similar to a surface body, this has to do with the Section Cap options. This is because you may have inadvertently deselected the option “Show Section Cap” in the Section View PropertyManager.

## Is mass equal to weight?

In common usage, the mass of an object is often referred to as its weight, though these are in fact different concepts and quantities. In scientific contexts, mass is the amount of “matter” in an object (though “matter” may be difficult to define), whereas weight is the force exerted on an object by gravity.