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Vise Slides are Over Defined to work correctly

Question asked by RICH PAUZA on Nov 10, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2010 by Deepak Gupta

Hi Everyone.


I built a Vise with two clamping jaws.


One slides forward hits a tool then moves forward again till it hits a second tool - then it clamps tight.


The return stroke puts everything back to where it starts.


I have limit pins at the jaw base - and have been able to make everything move in the assembly correctly -  the assembly is fully defined - BUT  the first jaw can ( slide through ) the second jaw.



When I add the extra constraint to make the first jaw push the second jaw till it hits it's stop - it all works, but now the assembly is over defined.



Why would the model be over defined if it does everything & works just like the real life version....?


Will the vise being over defined cause problems down the road when I add more tooling to it...????