Hi all and happy new year,
I am not sure if I am wording this question correctly; however, is there an easy to mate a circular feature to the center of an open slot:
The Slot mate option does not work for this because the ends are open.
Wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR.
In above Assembly you can use the width mate to make a hole axis should move from middle of slot. and after that you can give distance mate to control the movements.
Wow, thanks heaps!
Never knew I could use the Width mate with circular features!
You are welcome.
You could draw a line in the center of the slot and use that line and the hole center sketch point and mate coincident, then make the edges parallel. Use the line to adjust your height as well....
But that will incur an additional sketch and also will depend on how one draws the line (e.g., if end points are used to construct line and later if entry chamfer is added to slot then sketch might be dangling)
At least the mates won't flip - as for a dangling sketch, that really depends on how you do it. Using a sketch would be my first choice...
It would depend on the application. The width mate has no setting for flipping normal and it also uses way more computing power then regular coincident mates (see Alin's large assembly report). If this was an integral assembly to be used in a large design, then I would use a sketch, reference point, center plane or the like and accept the extra work. For a smaller design with little dependent components I would us the width mate. Also, if my plan was to use "copy mate" then I wouldn't use Width Mate. Some advanced mates won't work in the copy mate scheme. Also keep in mind that this mechanism probable will end up with some sort of Angle Mate. Angle Mates can be affected by flipping normal issues. So I would tend not to use width mate. That being said, all options are valid. The down stream implications are the determining factor.
Well said Elmar Klammer - Since I use a Skeleton Sketch Part, I would include the mate sketch within the SSP and have it controlled
Implementing SPR #1051495 would eliminate a lot of mate issues.
In 2017, width mates work with copy mates, which was a life saver for me.
I like Basavraj Keshetti solution the best. Before knowing that, I would have likely made a ref plane bisecting the slot faces & coincident mate the temp hole axis to it. Not sure if that makes the mate less "flippable".
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