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Distance mate restricted to only one side?

Question asked by Asko Kauppi on Mar 4, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2018 by Asko Kauppi

Linear distance 1.PNG

I'm using an Advanced mates > Distance to restrict the gap between the two plates above (edges of the plates are the mate objects). This works, but also allows for:

 

Limit distance 2.PNG

i.e. here the second plate has been dragged so much "inland" that the distance of the edges is again acceptable to the mate.

How can I restrict the distance to be only in one direction?

 

Using SolidWorks 2018 SP 1.0

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