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Not able to snap the mate connector to the center of the slot

Hi,

I want to mate the center of the slot with a hole on another part. When I hover the mouse on the surface near the slot I see all the snapping points (as shown in the picture below). The problem is when I hover the mouse to the center point everything dissapears. If I move the mouse around the slot, I get to select every points except the center one.

Is there a trick to select the center one?


Thanks a lot!


Best Answer

  • alnisalnis Member, Developers Posts: 429 EDU
    Answer ✓
    Hold shift to lock inferences that you see onscreen. For example, when hovering over empty space, holding shift will prevent mate connector inferences from appearing onscreen (since empty space has no mate connector possibilities). Then, move your mouse over a face and let go of shift. When you move your mouse, notice how now that face's mate connector reference points appear. Hold shift and move your mouse off of the face: note how those same points remain active.

    Shift to lock inferencing also works elsewhere in Onshape, for example for sketch constraint visualization when hovering over a sketch entity.
    Student at University of Washington | Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev

Answers

  • alnisalnis Member, Developers Posts: 429 EDU
    Answer ✓
    Hold shift to lock inferences that you see onscreen. For example, when hovering over empty space, holding shift will prevent mate connector inferences from appearing onscreen (since empty space has no mate connector possibilities). Then, move your mouse over a face and let go of shift. When you move your mouse, notice how now that face's mate connector reference points appear. Hold shift and move your mouse off of the face: note how those same points remain active.

    Shift to lock inferencing also works elsewhere in Onshape, for example for sketch constraint visualization when hovering over a sketch entity.
    Student at University of Washington | Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev
  • maude_laforestmaude_laforest Member Posts: 2
    Thank you alnis!
  • alnisalnis Member, Developers Posts: 429 EDU
    Happy to help!
    Student at University of Washington | Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev
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