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Set Mate distance in space

Question asked by Mike McIntosh on Jan 6, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2020 by Mike McIntosh

In an Assembly, I'm trying to set two similar parts a set distance apart in space.  I want to mate them by the center of a hole in each part.  I can mate by distance using the origin of each part, but that's not where I want the set distance.  I've made axis through the hole  and planes through the axis, I thought an easy mate of distances between the planes, but mate won't recognize both planes at the same time.  That is, I can't set the mate distance between parallel planes through hole 1 and hole 2.  Nor by axis, nor by 'mate reference' point.

This seems a simple problem to me, but I can't make it work to do the simple set distance between the bottom holes as shown below.