One of the new features in 2016 that interested us most was the Mate Controller. We use a lot of industrial robots in our systems, and the ability to set each axis to the required angle, and then to animate the transitions, is a powerful tool.
Except: Robot axes tend to have more than 180 degrees of travel. Once a SW mate goes past 180 degrees, it seems to flip, randomly - sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it will flip back, sometimes it declines to play.
In short, so far, the tool has been like a chocolate teapot - it looks really good, but has no practical value.
Is it me? Am I doing something wrong?
I have tried mating datum planes to each other, datum planes to faces, faces to faces, edges to edges, it doesn't seem to make a difference.
I really want this tool to work, so I would welcome any ideas regarding how I can make it do so.