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How to use the tangent mate correctly?

kees_bijkerkees_bijker Member Posts: 53

In this document called tangent mate trial, I tried to get the cam follower face to follow the face of the cam. The trouble as I can see it is that my cam face is a compound of several faces but the mate only recognises the first one you select.
What can I do to make this system to work so the cam follower is going to follow the whole face of the cam as the camshaft turns around?

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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,440
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    Well, you could try making your arcs tangent in Sketch 2.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI

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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,440
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    Well, you could try making your arcs tangent in Sketch 2.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    scott_schroeder961scott_schroeder961 Member Posts: 4
    NeilCooke said:
    Well, you could try making your arcs tangent in Sketch 2.
    yea I made sure they were tangent but the inside track of the curved slot still shows four separate sections
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