To seat O-ring in Fitting groove I applied Tangent Mate but result is improper. What is the reason?
Notice that I mated the Oring axis to the surface of the nut. This allows for a concentric mate which you can lock rotation. Of course you can lock rotation by selecting a couple of planes but that would add another mate.
The symmetric mate is from "advanced mates"
It is giving correct result in another method.
-Coincident Mating O-ring’s right and front plane with Fitting's right and front plane and
-Tangent Mating O-ring’s with Fittings surface.
In situations like this - use Temporary Axis.
I very rarely use Tangent mates.
In this way it is possible to bring O-ring and Fitting in same axis but tangent mate to seat O-ring in the Fitting groove will take the O-ring inside the Fitting.
I do not know why it is working with planes coincident mate but not working with axis coincident mate.
Maha Nadarasa wrote:.... but tangent mate
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
.... but tangent mate
I very seldom use Tangent mate.
Is it possible to do all mates without Tangent Mate? Because tangent mate has inconsistent result.
I agree with J... Tangent mates on cylindrical surfaces will sometimes flip on you when the model is rebuilt. Since that surface is continuous all around the part it may solve differently. Since I like my mates to be fully defined I mated the temporary axis of the Oring to the cylindrical surface of the nut and locked rotation. Then did a symmetrical mate with the top plane of the Oring and the top and bottom surfaces of the groove.
I partially understood what you were saying. I used temporary axis of the Fitting and O-ring to mate. And used mid plane of the groove and top plane of the O-ring to mate.
I couldn’t see any Symmetric or Concentric sign in my FM as like in yours.
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