The AutoCAD Conversion
Finding the Volume of a Solid in AutoCAD 14: AutoCAD Help
File for Mass Properties
The volume is displayed in cubic inches or in cubic centimeters.
This depends on your choice of measurement units for your drawing.
Occasionally you will have to convert between units to explain or
discuss your drawings. Then, it is helpful to know how to convert
To convert from one system of measurment to another it is typical to use a conversion
factor. A conversion factor is defined as:
A numerical factor used to multiply or divide a
quantity expressed in one system of units in a conversion to
- For example 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. That means that every
inch measures 2.54 centimeters.
- So, if you have 2 inches you multiply 2.54 by 2. Since the
first inch has 2.54 centimeters and so does the second inch, and
so on. So, 2 * 2.54 = 5.08. There are 5.08 cm in 2
- Volume conversions are done in much the same manner. If you
know that a solid has a volume of 3 fluid ounces you can convert
to cubic inches and cubic centimeters depending on the measurement
system you choose to use. The conversion factors are listed
- 1 fluid ounce = 1.805 cubic inches so for every fluid
ounce you want to convert to cubic inches you multiply by
1 fluid ounce = 29.573 cubic centimeters so for every fluid
ounce you want to convert to CCs you should multiply by
- By the way, CCs or cubic centimeters are also sometimes
refered to as milliliters.
Check these against your real results.
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