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Temporarily fasten a mate

Patxi_LZPatxi_LZ Member Posts: 9 EDU

If in an assembly there are multiple revolutes, it is hard to change the orientation of a specific revolute without modifying the others.
I was wondering what was the workflow to temporarily fix a mate in its current position.
For the moment I use the edit interface to change it to "fastened" mate, and when I don't need it to be fixed anymore,
I change it back to the original mate. It seems that the limits recorded prior to this procedure are kept in memory.

Is there a more efficient way to do that ?


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    John_P_DesiletsJohn_P_Desilets Onshape Employees, csevp Posts: 238
    Hello @Patxi_LZ Can you post a link to a public Document so we can take a closer look? Thank you in advance!
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    Patxi_LZPatxi_LZ Member Posts: 9 EDU
    For example, in the following assembly:

    If we start from the configuration in which revolute1 and revolute2 are at 0°.
    If we change revolute2 to 40° and then back to 0°, revolute1 takes the value 320°.
    I would like revolute1 to remain equal to 0°.

    The only solution I found is to edit revolute1 and change it to be a fastened
    until the moment I need to change it's orientation.
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    Patxi_LZPatxi_LZ Member Posts: 9 EDU
    I just realized that my solution to change a revolute to fasten does not work, we lose the current orientation of the revolute.
    I have no idea why I thought it worked.

    Hence, I still need to find a solution to fix temporarily a mate.
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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    edited October 2019
    Can you add an additional fasten mate and then suppress it after use?
    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,452
    edited October 2019
    If you group the two parts together and suppress the revolute that will work. You will then have to suppress the group and unsuppress the revolute to get it back. You could do it with configurations.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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