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Configured Angular Positions of Assemblies

brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,938 PRO
I do a lot of multiple position assemblies. In the past, I used to use multiple mates to drive angle around a pivot, i.e. a revolute mate with a combination of parallel mates that are suppressed or un-suppressed for various positions and a free state but this has proven to be problematic with flipping positions and suspreed mates in a list are a little annoying. I am very excited now with a new method I have found of configuring the limits on the Revolute mate, this is proving to be much more reliable and flexible and doesn't required suppressing of mates between positons or to a free state. 


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  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 1,315 PRO
    ok that's cool. 

    Thanks Bruce

  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,938 PRO
    Thanks @billy2 ; I just thought it was worth sharing as using this in assy config's has made my life much easier. I absolutely love the assy configurator, it works so smoothly but does take a bit getting used to compared to old practices in other CAD packages. 
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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,938 PRO
    This method also works with the limits on angles on a cylindrical mate. 
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