I can't figure out how to mate a spiral shaped extrusion against a flat plane. See the attached file. The faces of spiral shaped ornament should be tangent to the inside top, bottom, and right surfaces of the frame. How can this be done?
I can't see the components because the reference link is broken. When sending an assembly to others, make sure you use the "pack and go" zip so that all your components in the assembly are also included.
Russell, and for those who don't know, you can open an assembly file without the components, you just do it in the Large Design Review mode. I can see the assembly Bill was posting but I can't edit any of the files.
Bill, are you asking how to design the spiral flat piece of just how to mate them together? You can set tangent mates if that's what you're after.
Steve Calvert wrote: You can set tangent mates if that's what you're after.
Steve Calvert wrote:
You can set tangent mates if that's what you're after.
I tried that. It would work fine for two mates, but when I tried to apply the third SW would always select the small part of the spiral to apply the mate to instead of the outside surface of the larger section.
I would recommend work planes. You can make them in reference to the origin within the parts, create work points, axes until you have planes where you want them using distance and angle offsets, and then constrain to the planes. With complex geometries, this is almost always how I end up constraining them, both for ease of doing so and plainness of design intent, unwinding and rewinding assemblies.
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