I had 2014, and when creating assembly where one or more parts did not have an obvious point of attachment, I would create planes and mate them together. Now I cannot. What happened?
Ok, problem sort of solved. I had to do a full reboot and then it started working again. I have no idea what would cause that.
Are you sure both planes don't belong to the same Part or Assembly?
William, you should absolutely be able to do that as I do it all the time myself.
If you had an assembly you could post it would be helpful but regardless you can definitely use planes as a mate.
Are your components "fixed" now?
they are not fixed.
I attempt to mate, I can select one, but the 2nd will not.
sounds like most of my 20s
I am using SW2017, and I mate planes to planes all the time. I just did it many times today.
Can you do a Pack&Go of an assembly that is giving you this problem into a zip file and attach it to this thread?
...or at least a screen-shot of the assembly & feature manager, showing the 2 datum planes that you cannot mate?
I wish, company proprietary issues are involved.
no one cares about your company secrets
I am sure, but my company has strict rules about what I can and cannot do.
Indicates a possible hardware performance issue. I've experienced such things when using a computer with a marginal graphics card or RAM. Re-boot frees up all the hardware resources again and fixes the problem. Even though my current workstation is a rather powerful beast...I still, when possible, re-boot it when I am leaving at the end of the day.
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