Can one mate the origin of a part to the center of a pocket or a hole. I can pick the two features to mate but most mates are greyed out now?
Not sure how to do this but I want a rectangular component to be centered in a hole.
Probably the best way is to have a sketch point in the center of the rectangular part and make that point coincident to the temp axis in the hole. Or the reverse of that would be to have a sketch point in the center of the circle and mate either two planes or a created axis in the rectangular part.
That's pretty much what I was thinking Wayne - create a reference axis using the planes at the rectangular part origin and use a concentric constraint to the temp axis or the hole surface. Using a point would leave more degrees of freedom which might be desired or might not.
K, thanks guys! So a point or a reference axis can bve mated with a concentric but the origin can not. I'll give it a go.
Hmmm, I couldn't get either a reference axis or a point to mate to a concenric hole, so I just cut a small hole in the bottom of my part of which I will suppress later.
if you suppress the cut, any mates based on the cut will fail.
You need the coincident of a point and axis. Take a look at this example.
Actually you can make the point concentric to the hole if you wish.
I downloaded the zipped file and it came up as corrupt. Attached is a rectangular peg in a round hole with a concentric constraint between the axis and the hole surface.
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