Tim when you say 'Don't assume TC gives you the correct volume, without doing a rough check first' why?
Is likely to be inaccurate?
Later this morning my time I will post a couple of simple examples to test and evaluate prior to more discrete measuring.
Got this calc and I do think its correct:
WEIGHT (KGS) = LENGTH (MM) X BREADTH (MM) X 0. 00000026 X THICKNESS
Example – The weight of Aluminum sheet of thickness 1 mm, length 2500mm and breadth 1250 mm shall be
2500x1250X 0.0000026 X 1 = 8.12 Kgs/Sheet
Okay so when I say that Ive got an object measured in cubic mm whats the conversion process or should I just do the maths measurement on the profile/object and then calc?
Post some examples soon.
TurboCAD is invariably correct.
However, like all things it's prone to aberrations, for want of a better word, which may produce inaccurate information.
It is always good practice to look at the answer given and make a judgement about whether it looks reasonable to you.
Do a quick manual calculation if needs be.
There is always a chance of error and it is your choice/obligation to check that all is well, IMHO.