CADWorx Plant and Steel Center of Gravity

CADWorx Plant has a great way to find the Center of Gravity (COG) of a spool, and CADWorx Steel has a great way to find the COG for steel and steel assemblies, but you can’t REALLY run a combined COG for both. There is a way around this though, and it’s not that hard.

The way that I go about this is to run a SCG (Steel Center of Gravity). Be sure to insert in the marker, and save the report out. Now, take a look at your model, and locate the COG Marker that was placed. Once you’ve found it, do a generic attach to that marker. Plug in the weight from the report and description of the skid. then do a Plant COG (Center of Gravity) on the rest of the model, including the SCOG marker. Now, on things like equipment and pumps, you will need to locate their COG and place a node there, and again, generic attach with the weight. This will give a COG report for the entire assembly.

One other perk to this, is on the BOM, you will get the skid and any other generic attached items, like pumps, vessels etc. as a line item, but they won’t interfere or try and pull into an ISO IN/OUT or ISOGEN pull.

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