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Help with mating rotary to linear assembly

MrMike_MrMike_ Member Posts: 4
edited March 24 in Community Support
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Hi guys, I'm hoping someone can help me with connecting mates on a rotary to linear assembly. I can get the wheel to rotate, I can get the piston to slide, but I can't link the pin on the wheel to the slot on the piston. What's the correct mate to use? At first I thought a pin slot mate would be suitable as the pin on the wheel will traverse the slot of the piston, however I get a constraint error, perhaps this is because the slot is moving on a perpendicular axis?

Best Answer

  • MrMike_MrMike_ Posts: 4
    Accepted Answer
    I've sussed it. I had to make the pin on the wheel a separate object that could rotate about it's own axis, otherwise any connected mates would also rotate with the pin which messed up other connections. Once the pin could rotate freely I used a slider mate in the piston slot.

    If anyone is interested I created a version here.

Answers

  • MrMike_MrMike_ Member Posts: 4
    Accepted Answer
    I've sussed it. I had to make the pin on the wheel a separate object that could rotate about it's own axis, otherwise any connected mates would also rotate with the pin which messed up other connections. Once the pin could rotate freely I used a slider mate in the piston slot.

    If anyone is interested I created a version here.
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