Thanks for the reply.
However distance mates doesn't seem to be working.
Here is the assembly file.
If you could check it out and let me know if you can get distance mate to work, i would be very grateful
assembly.SLDASM.zip 66.5 KB
Uploading only assembly file won't help; you need to upload corresponding part files also to open and check the assembly.
These should be your steps:
- Open the mate window
- Select the distance mate and set the distance
- Select the ring surface of the tube
- Select the circular surface of the disc
- Optionally flip the dimension or flip the mate (those buttons are all present at the distance mate)
- Close the mate window
This is a basic video on Solidworks mates, the distance mate is shown at 1:25.
Hello again and thanks everyone.
I have tried all these steps and am stuck at the point of setting the distance and mating.
I have clicked every surface of the parts, I believe, and cannot get the parts to mate and distance themselves correctly.
I made this assembly today to try the methods on here, but no luck.
I am uploading the files in the hope that someone can show me what i am doing incorrectly.
Thanks for the file kelef man, but as you can see, my assembly looks nothing like yours and does not even show the planes.
Thanks everyone!! I finally mastered this, after many failed tries, and thanks to everyone's help!! The secret is to try every possible combination of mate points until you hit the correct one. But i would still love to know how you got the planes and dimensions to display, Kelef Man. Thanks again everyone!
Thanks for the video Deepak. And for the photo kelef.
The only one thing i wish I had known before attempting this mate is that you have to click mates several times to make them work.
I assumed that i could just do one mate, set the distance and that would work. That was why I was so frustrated!
But when downloaded kelef's file and saw that he had several mates, a lightbulb went off and that's when it started working.
So thanks once again everyone and have a great 4th.