I wonder when there will ever be a function that basically randomly rattles one part about against an aperture and tells you if somehow it will fit through or not?
Oh dear they made it how I drew it instead of how I wanted it!
Yes, there is a such a function. I used it successfully when a customer modeled a motor in place, inside an enclosure and then, after the enclosure was built they started wondering if they would be able to manipulate the model inside.
I used Move Component/ Physical Dynamics for that. Gently nudge one part against the other with the mouse. For me, it took 5 minutes to demonstrate that the motor could be cajoled to get inside. The better the computer, the faster the completion of the study.
Gordon Rigg - ??
I fits, but only on 50% of the positions, not on the ones that are reversed due to my error.
You'll probably get it to fit with this anyway
Oh boy......you says the geometric fixer or tolerance corrector.....
you got me too. Will it fit? I usually constrain the part or use multiple mates suppressing some and configurations to make sure a part will fit before ever making it. Sometimes even then you miss something and have to revamp the design to make it better.
This sounds like a challenge for Alin Vargatu.
I guess I'm asking if we wil ever get collision avoidence and interference detection to work in a way that is like wriggling something through an opening, becuase simulating it with mates is really a lot of work compared to the few seconds it takes with real parts.
I guess in terms of time actually spent working this out compared to confidence of it working, the best way right now would be to do a quick 3D print these things and try the fit!
That 3D printer is getting me out of jail free regularly these days in terms of making jigs to assembly things that turned out to be really difficult and stuff like that. but I'm still missing more good uses for it like this one!
Alin Vargatu - I like the Marco Janssen idea better - maybe it's just the way I'm feeling right now..
If only I knew of this many years ago Alin! My colleague and I are jumping for joy, thank you
I'm left wondering how to interact with that with my 3D connection thingy (the small cheap one)...
Gordon Rigg wrote: I'm left wondering how to interact with that with my 3D connection thingy (the small cheap one)...
Gordon Rigg wrote:
A regular mouse would do. Is just a bunch of dragging operations. Delicate moves. Nudge the part in the cut-out.
Feel free to post the model.
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