1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 22, 2015 7:14 AM by David Foster

    in routing own tube fitting won't snip automatically

    Jacob Fogh Knudsen

      Using the routing tubing function, I have attempted to create my own tube fitting and added it to the tube library. The tube fitting was added using the Routing Library Manager, Router Component Wizzard.


      The problem is that the my tube fitting doesn't snip (mate) automatically to another part when dragged in from the library - as does the default tube fittings. I have configured the required c-points, r-points and axis according to the Wizzard.


      Attatched is:


      The part (3039-200-148) that I try to mate the tube fitting on to

      My tube fitting (3039-200-123) placed in the library that I would like to get to mate automatically when dragged in.

      A default tube fitting (solidworks-lok male connector) from the library that mates automatically.


      Any help would be much appreciated!

        • Re: in routing own tube fitting won't snip automatically
          David Foster



          If you're wanting to be able to drag the fitting into an assembly and have it snap into place with mates, you need to add/define Mate References. Those are default mates that SWx will try to apply anytime you drop a part into an assembly. Mate references are a feature that can be used independent of routing, so it's not surprising that the Routing Component Wizard didn't add that functionality to your part.


          As an aside, it looks like your CPoint1 is oriented perpendicular to what you intended. It's best to use points and flat surfaces/planes to define Cpoints properly, or you get some funky behavior.