I am attempting to align two parts within a SolidWorks assembly. I am having difficulty doing this because the parts were converted from mesh. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to do this? Here are the two parts
I'll admit I don't work with mesh Parts, but can you create planes in the Part files, and use those for the mates in the Assembly?
I agree with Glenn
One of the methods for creating planes is to use 3 vertices. So you should be able to select 3 points (on the same side) of one of those cubes to define a plane that should fit pretty tightly to the real "face" of it.
Then you can use those planes for mating in the assembly
How would I mate those planes? I am having a hard time getting them to mate properly within the assembly.
Kate Benfield wrote: How would I mate those planes? I am having a hard time getting them to mate properly within the assembly.
Kate Benfield wrote:
I'm guessing you used the method Ryan Navarro outlined above to create all the planes, and if so they probably aren't exactly perpendicular to each other, which would certainly make mating difficult. Assuming that's correct, try this. Create a new plane on a perpendicular surface, using one of those planes as the first reference (the screenshot below shows a face, but it's the same principle), choose "Perpendicular", and select two points on the other surface for the other two references to fully define the new plane. Click OK, repeat to create a third plane, then repeat to create three corresponding planes on the other Part.
Now use these planes for coincident mates in the Assembly.
How's about using the original planes for mating ?
Can you try to re import them checking this option?
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