# How does AutoCAD calculate moment of inertia?

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## How do you calculate second moment of area in AutoCAD?

When you need to find the second moment of area for complex profiles use massprop. Draw your profile close to the origin. Use polylines. If your profile has arcs, use the command pedit to convert arcs to pline.

## How do I calculate section properties in AutoCAD?

To use this command, type “MASSPROP” on the command line and press Enter. Then select the object from the drawing area and press Enter again. You will see that a list will pop up above the command line with all of the object’s properties, as shown in the image below.

Regions are 2D areas that you create from closed planar loops of objects. Valid objects include polylines, lines, circular arcs, circles, elliptical arcs, ellipses, and splines. Each closed loop is converted into a separate region. All crossing intersections and self-intersecting curves are rejected.

## How do I use Massprop in AutoCAD?

Use an object selection method to select either regions or 3D solids for analysis. If you select multiple regions, only those that are coplanar with the first selected region are accepted. Specify whether you want to save the mass properties to a text file. By default, the text file uses a .

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## Why do we calculate moment of inertia?

The moment of inertia calculation identifies the force it would take to slow, speed up or stop an object’s rotation. The International System of Units (SI unit) of moment of inertia is one kilogram per meter squared (kg-m2). In equations, it is usually represented by the variable I or IP (as in the equation shown).

## What are the shortcut keys in AutoCAD?

Manage Workflow

Ctrl+C Copy object
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste data as block
Ctrl+Z Undo last action
Ctrl+Y Redo last action
Ctrl+[ Cancel current command (or ctrl+)

## How are section properties calculated?

The elastic section modulus is defined as S = I / y, where I is the second moment of area (or moment of inertia) and y is the distance from the neutral axis to any given fiber. It is often reported using y = c, where c is the distance from the neutral axis to the most extreme fiber , as seen in the table below.

## How do I use Massprop?

MASSPROP Command

To use this command, type “MASSPROP” on the command line and press Enter. Then select the object from the drawing area and press Enter again. You will see that a list will pop up above the command line with all of the object’s properties, as shown in the image below.