i´ve bumped into problem when trying to mate this cylindrical part "Testmate2" (marked red) to the edge/surface (marked blue) of the base plate "Testmate". I wish to keep "Testmate2" moving along the face/edge of "Testmate".
Read this https://forum.solidworks.com/message/733280?q=Mating%20Challen
The solution will be dependent on making the offset surfaces one surface, then either make a small ball end and mate tangent to the surface or just draw a point and mate it coincident...
I'm not really sure on this one but I think you could make a 3D sketch of the blue edge and make a sketch along the edge of the red piece and do a path mate.
Christopher Estelow wrote:
Should work fine IF the "handle" is mated in the center of the large cylinder, in this case it is not. At least i dont get it work that way..
I think you are going to have to use the Path mate along with a point and a 3D sketch.
Put the 3D sketch on the large cylinder.
Put the point on the little handle like thing.
You may need to add radii to the sharp corners of the large cylinder though to give it a smooth path.
The fact that the "handle" is mated off center to the large cylinder is making it a bit difficult. The point snaps to the 3D sketch and wont slide along it.
Even if you used a sketch, you will ultimately have a problem with the interior angle here shown by the arrow...
If that is a problem, use the function fit spline, with a minimum radius. it will result in a single line/One surface
Follow John Stoltzfus's advice with the offset surface, but don't even mess with the tangent ball. Make and use a coincident point, it is soooooo much more reliable. Tangent mates can flip and require more calculations than the coincident mate.
Dennis Dohogne - yes tangent mates flip if there's no other controller in place. They don't flip when using a tangent mate that is also controlled by a limit dimension.
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