I have an assembly where a plate has slots and the other part has a hole and I am looking to mate them center to center.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Put a point at the center of the slot and use it.
Draw the slots using the Slot sketch tool and you'll automatically have a center point to use for mating & dimensioning purposes.
Try creating your slots using the center point option.
Then like Mario said create a point or create an axis in this center the
constrain axis to center point of hole.
Scott McFadden wrote: Then like Mario said create a point or create an axis in this center theconstrain axis to center point of hole.
Scott McFadden wrote:
I'm with Steve. Make the sketch visible and mate to the sketch point, then hide the sketch. Why create an extra point or axis?
The simplest is missing here. As other have said, make the slot with the sketch slot tool as it also has benefits in the drawing. Then you can mate the hole concentric to the sketch point in the slot sketch. I think most people forget that concentric option, which is a shame as it's the quickest, most straight-forward mate.
Fantastic, definitely worked well. Important to select the center point of the slot, just as you said. I had tried the opposite way earlier.. or even tried to make the center points coincident.. with no avail. Thanks for the post!
This might be helpful: Different ways to Mate with a SLOT
Mate - Mechanical Mates
pick the straight side of the slot then pick the hole and use the Slot mate
in the drop down menu pick Center in Slot
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