I want the writing part's to go through the middle of the springs. I've tried to make a concentric mate. I also tried to make their axes colinear. Neither option was available.
OK, I finally got it to work. If you show both the writing part sketch and spring sketch it will function. I have never had to actually show them before just select them.
Add a axis to your spring, and writing part and mate. See attached
You need to a sketch with a circle in order to add a helix/spiral which you can use that sketch with a circle for concentric mate (no need to add extra feature for mate)
I already have the spiral. It's the springs.
See reply from Glenn - it's what I mean
Make Sketch1 in the Springs visible, and use it for your Concentric Mates.
It won't let me select sketch one to use in a concentric mate.
It should work - see the att. video clip
As Glenn said make sure you show your sketch. Select the sketch and click on the eye and it will work.
While in theory this should work I can't get it to mate like this either.
Derek Parks wrote: While in theory this should work I can't get it to mate like this either.
Derek Parks wrote:
I thought it would work, but don't have time to check right now.
see att. assembly
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