I need flat side of gusset piece to mate to assembly. Assembly is circular pattern. What is the best method for this? I need to use origin as the center of assembly.
1. I think you can mate by the flat face w.r.t any plane(standard planes or referenced planes)
A picture, sketch or better yet the assembly would be a huge help in diagnostics
I need the gusset move to left, top flush with bottom of ring, small face aligned with inner radius of ring.
Some gussets are polar with respect to assembly origin, some are orthogonal. There is a small line in center at origin.
Mate1: Top of gusset with Bottom of Ring - Coincident
Mate 2: small side of gusset with inner radius of Ring - Tangent
Mate 3: Right/Front Plane of Assembly with Gusset plane (Accordingly) - Coincident
I hope this might work..!!
Either place sketches at the ring level the position your gusset to, or add planes.
Then mat your gussets to the sketches/planes.
Either way, that would be best in my opinion.
How did you design the gusset - where is the gusset sketch plane? and is the Radius pc centered to the Point of Origin?
The gusset is a simple sketch extruded to small thickness. The planes on this unit are on the sides, not centered.
I placed the quarter ring at 45 degree angle during insertion, then origin to origin mate and locked, then circular pattern.
I then placed the gusset in after creating a bunch of 3D sketch lines and planes, of course patterning as many as needed.
I just want to get the right procedure and the least amount of mates.
There are different ways to start your design, Top Down or Bottom Up.
This particular Assembly, (unless there are other components tied into the design downstream), I would do bottom up, starting with the radial segments, draw the first sketch on the top plane, (looks like you did), centered either arch top or bottom of the point of origin, with the end sketch line coming off of the right plane at 45 degrees symmetrical and then extrude up from the top plane. I would create the Gusset sketch in the right plane and have the top short line collinear with the Top Plane and then I would extrude it Mid Plane so that the Right Plane is centered in the part. Then to mate the gusset I would mate Right Plane to Right Plane coincident and the point of origin of the gusset coincident to the inside radial surface of the segment and then mate Top Plane to Top Plane...
See Zero, Zero, Zero - 0,0,0 for different "Proper Way To Design Approaches"
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