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Mate Controller - prevention of flipping

Question asked by John Wayman on Jan 16, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2018 by Thomas Voetmann

Good morning,

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.


SW2016, SP5

Windows 10