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Selecting the correct mate connector axis

patrick_sheapatrick_shea Member Posts: 63 EDU
Sometimes I have a problem selecting the correct axis on a mate connector?  Once you have your connector location, can you pick X, Y, or Z axis?  Sometimes it just works fine, and other times it is a major challenge correct axis to lock on.




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    guy_rogelguy_rogel Member, User Group Leader Posts: 84 PRO
    even if the axis is not the same you can always flip between 4 options and also use the offset to rotate the mate over any axis at any angle and translate, have you tried this ?
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    patrick_sheapatrick_shea Member Posts: 63 EDU
    Thanks - The problem is - sometimes it might default to X axis, and I want a mate to that spot, but on the Z axis, and I can't seem to change it.  The other issue is that the connector triad is so small I can't see it clearly.  Lastly - sometimes I have a 'Spotty' internet connection, so that doesn't help.
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    paul_masserpaul_masser Member Posts: 16 PRO
    It would be nice hover then just key R, G or B for it change to the one selected as prime axis.
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