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Mate : impact of the order of mate connector selection
I'am currently following the learning Pathway "Onshape Assemblies". I am now at the exercice "Creating Mate Connectors". And I've had difficulties with step 14.
Initially, I strictly follow the steps of the text : select explicit mate connector of the arm, select explicit mate connector of the base, check the alignement of the mate and then entering the limits.
And the motion of the two parts wasn't as expected (see following picture).
After one hour of exploring what could be wrong, I realized that on the picture of this Slide, the mate connector of base is select first and then mate connector of the arm. So I edit my mate to this order of selection.
And now, the motion of the two parts was as expected (see following picture).
So it seems that when mating two parts, the order of selection of the mate connectors has an impact on limits of the motion.
But I see nothing about this in the leaning pathway, the following technical briefing or the Onshape help :
So, there is someone could explain what happens in my case if I select the 2 mates connector in one order or the other ?
Thanks a lot !