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Freeze Mates

Question asked by Stephen Ball on Sep 20, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 by Stephen Ball

Hi there,

 

I've got an assembly that has two degrees of freedom for 2D positioning (limit angle mate and a linear rack and pinion mate with limits).  I need to attach a sub-assembly to the end, and need to be able to manipulate parts of that sub-assembly without moving any of the previous mates.

 

What I would like to do is "freeze" the limit mates in their current position (whatever that might be) so that they do not move.  So far, the only way I can find to do this is to suppress the limit mates, and then add some new fixed distance/angle mates.  Then I delete the fixed mates, and unsuppress the limit mates.  Clearly this is not efficient.

 

Is there a way to "freeze" the limit mates so that they stay where they are?

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

 

Stephen

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