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Assembly mate question

Question asked by Joseph Lewinski on Jul 2, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 2, 2009 by Joseph Lewinski
To assist in the field assembly of sheetmetal panels, we employ "floating-nut plates" that are riveted in place. I've modeled the nut-plate as a two-piece assembly. This assembly is then mated to a plate with the "solve as flexible" option selected. I would like the nut to actually float within a specified envelope as defined by the nut-plate. Is there a mate that would do this? I was thinking of something like an axis-to-axis concentric constraint with a distance offset, but obviously, this does not work.

Anyone have any ideas?