2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2017 5:24 AM by Maha Nadarasa

    Mechanical Mate

    Maha Nadarasa

      In this video Concentric Mate has been used to align nut and bolt. After that this Concentric Mate has been supressed to create a Mechanical Screw Mate between Nut & Bolt.


      These two mates are not in conflict with each other therefore no need to suppress. Non supressed Concentric Mate along with Mechanical Screw Mate is not giving any problem to me.


      Why is Concentric Mate suppressed in the video?


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        • Re: Mechanical Mate
          Solid Air

          The concentric mate is a redundant mate.  The screw mate makes the nut concentric to the screw so it is not needed even if it causes no issues (at this time).  Too many redundant mates can cause mate errors, parts to lock up and not move when they should, and other issues (which I cannot recall at this moment).  I would imagine the concentric mate was used with the limit-distance mate to initially place the nut because the screw mate seems to move the nut to a random position and then you must turn the nut to get it into the desired position.