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mate connections - fastener orientation explicit mate connector

farzin_khorasanifarzin_khorasani Member Posts: 3 PRO
How do I fasten/fix two parts with a specific angle using explicit mate connectors? 
my situation is similar to below: 
- say we have two clock hands we need to freeze and fasten/fix to each other at their base
- I created explicit mate connections at the bases
- then I aligned x-axis of explicit mate connection to the the hand straight (for both hands)
- how do I "fix" the hands with respect to each other using the angle between x-axis of each explicit mate connections? 

Comments

  • farzin_khorasanifarzin_khorasani Member Posts: 3 PRO
    I was just able to do a revolute mate mate with min and max Z angle being the same so it locked the parts together at that specified angle. Is there a better way? 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,175
    Yes. Use the fasten mate, then expand the mate in the instance list and edit one of the mate connectors. You can add a rotation there. 
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