7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2017 8:59 AM by Leon Whotton

    Cannot Mate Surfaces Curved Surfaces?

    Leon Whotton

      Hi

       

      This thing is driving me up the wall!

       

      Ahem, sorry i will carry on.

       

      I have attached an assembly file showing a lifting beam, shackles and steel lifting ropes.

       

      The problem that i am having is that i cannot seem to get a sufficient mate between the steel rope 'eye', and the shackle inside surface. Ideally i would like to have a surface to surface mate so i could swing the steel ropes around inside the shackle (in a Y-Z axis) so I can position the end shackle in the desired position free hand... so to speak.

       

      I have tried all the traditional mates, i am just wondering if there is such a thing as a surface to surface mate?

       

      Or am i missing something really obvious?

       

      Any help would help me have a more enjoyable weekend.

       

      Many thanks.