coincident 12 says the two highlighted parts are coincident, but it doesn't look like they are. How do I fix that?
Yes, they are - see att. image
However, Color Indicator part is not fully constrained so it's still free in other directions
Does that mean I need to edit the part and make sure my sketches are fully constrained?
In this instance no. But I did not open the part something you may want to check is it takes 3 mates most times to fully constrain a part.
Try (2) two mates per part - the more mates the more time it take to rebuild, no big deal if you're dealing with 10 components - but if you're dealing with hundreds, it's huge...
Look for sketch lines or edges in the shape of an L or a V and mate them...
No, I mean the part, not sketch, is fully constrained using mate
I'm not sure how you wan't to mate these two parts together but conincident12 is just mated (1) face to face of these 2 part
If you wan't to fixed 2 parts together, You need one or 2 more mates
I just tried to add one more mate - see att. assembly
Eric Eubanks wrote: Does that mean I need to edit the part and make sure my sketches are fully constrained?
Eric Eubanks wrote:
Yes.....however, that is not the issue here.
In an assembly the parts are mated to each other using the various constraints you establish. The parts themselves can have all kinds of underconstrained sketches (poor practice, by the way) and the assembly won't know or care about that. Assembly constraints deal with degrees of freedom.
For your parts you can easily have two surfaces that are coincident even if they do not touch on the actual surfaces. This is because the surfaces are interpreted as infinite planes. So you need to think of those flat surfaces as infinite planes, then it is easy to understand how they can indeed be coincident. Once you apply additional mates to bring the parts into alignment you will see the parts in relation to each other as you want them to be and the remaining degrees of freedom, the remaining ways the parts can move, will reduce.
I added coincident 13. What's wrong with it now? It should be where I want it with two coincident mates.
This is what I'm trying to do in solidworks
Anyone have answers? I'm still confused.
When you mate two planar faces as coincident, all it does is put those two infinite planes coincident. It doesn't mean that the faces themselves actually touch.
Have you gotten to "degrees of freedom" yet in your course of study?
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