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Subassembly non-fastened mates not working in higher assembly

travis_lundytravis_lundy Member Posts: 13 PRO
I have a subassembly with a revolute mate which has limits of +/- 45deg defined (see animated gif). When this is inserted in a higher level assembly, all of the limits are no longer viable and everything acts like a fastened mate in whatever the last position was when the version was created. Is this expected behavior? Does anyone else think positional limits should still apply in higher level assemblies?



Revolute mate shown in higher assembly but does not apply limits:

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  • travis_lundytravis_lundy Member Posts: 13 PRO
    Answer ✓
    @MichaelPascoe, I believe I answered my own question. I can't share this particular model but I did some troubleshooting and I had a linear part pattern of that assembly. When I suppress the pattern of that assembly and place each assembly individually, the revolute degrees of freedom come back. This fixes my current issue but makes me wonder if someone needs to do a pattern of assemblies with many items and needed this ability to adjust the degrees of freedom, a pattern would break that. Good to know.

     

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  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 876 PRO
    edited April 18
    Hi Travis, this is not normal. Would you provide a link to your document or a copied portion of it? This will help us troubleshoot for you.
  • travis_lundytravis_lundy Member Posts: 13 PRO
    Answer ✓
    @MichaelPascoe, I believe I answered my own question. I can't share this particular model but I did some troubleshooting and I had a linear part pattern of that assembly. When I suppress the pattern of that assembly and place each assembly individually, the revolute degrees of freedom come back. This fixes my current issue but makes me wonder if someone needs to do a pattern of assemblies with many items and needed this ability to adjust the degrees of freedom, a pattern would break that. Good to know.

     
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 876 PRO
    Glad it is working for you!
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