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 between units.

To convert from one system of measurment to another it is typical to use a

A numerical factor used tomultiply or dividea quantity expressed in one system of units in a conversion to another system.

- 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 inches.
- 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 below.
**1 fluid ounce = 1.805 cubic inches**so for every fluid ounce you want to convert to cubic inches you multiply by 1.805.

**1 fluid ounce = 29.573 cubic centimeters**so for every fluid ounce you want to convert to CCs you should multiply by 29.573.*By the way, CCs or cubic centimeters are also sometimes refered to as milliliters.*

**Check these against your real results.**

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