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Need help mating

andrew_adrianandrew_adrian Member Posts: 2
I need help mating this sphere in between the high lighted area's. I'm making Ball Bearings as you can see.


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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,898 PRO
    edited April 2017
    If you modeled everything in position, in your part studio, use a group mate.

    if you want the inside race, outside race, and balls to rotate independently for realism sake read below this line:
    (I don't recommend unless your playing around, or trying to learn)

    in your part studio:
    add a mate connector to the front face of the race, and make it's OWNER the keeper ring.

    in your assembly:
    1 fix the outside race in the assembly
    2 add a revolute mate to the flat face of the inner race to the flat face of the outer race
    3 add a group mate and select  the ball and keeper ring
    4 add a revolute mate using your (mate connector of the keeper ring) and the flat face of either race
    5 make a circle pattern of your balls using either bearing race as your axis
    6 use gear relation and select your inner race revolute mate and your keeper plate revolute mate, and set up it's ratio

    again this is a lot of wasted effort unless you want to see a working bearing to play around with...

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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    edited April 2017
    Nice explanation @john_mcclary

    I know we have "Model Of The Month" but can I vote for this as "Thread Title Of The Month"?

    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    leon_pootleon_poot Member, Developers Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    @owen_sparks You beat me to it, definitely sense a nomination for @andrew_adrian coming up for the 2017 Onshape Awards :smiley:
    "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
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