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New Custom Feature: Center Mate

josh_targojosh_targo Member Posts: 39 EDU
Creates a Mate Connector at the center of an object's bounding box.

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/d57ab129ace0b2436049095c/w/bb8f5d1770f7c22ad70c7906/e/a199adf0f34542c09f8a1678

let me know how I can improve this.

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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 291 PRO
    Maybe put it at te center of gravity as an option?
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    josh_targojosh_targo Member Posts: 39 EDU
    I think there's a function for that. I'll try! Im Really slow because I'm not a programmer.
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,434 PRO
    edited January 29
    Adding an option to create mate connectors at the center of a face's bounding box could be pretty interesting. Right now the fact that by default Onshape uses the centroid of the face can be deceptive, or at least frustrating. If you have a rectangular plate with some holes in it, if those holes aren't symmetric around the center, they will influence the centroid in a way that isn't always obvious to the user. I don't have as much use for the object bounding box, but if I could, I would change the default MC to give you the centroid of a face's bounding box.


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    josh_targojosh_targo Member Posts: 39 EDU
    S1mon said:
    Adding an option to create mate connectors at the center of a face's bounding box could be pretty interesting. Right now the fact that by default Onshape uses the centroid of the face can be deceptive, or at least frustrating. If you have a rectangular plate with some holes in it, if those holes aren't symmetric around the center, they will influence the centroid in a way that isn't always obvious to the user. I don't have as much use for the object bounding box, but if I could, I would change the default MC to give you the centroid of a face's bounding box.


    the fact that i am a really bad programmer is making it difficult to change the internal behavior depending on the type of object selected, but I will see what happens.

    do you happen you know how to determine the type of object selected?
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