I have been able to do it before but for some reason I can't figure out how to mate this rod so that it only moves in the slot.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
you may have to make a plane in the middle of the slot and mate to that. then you need have a distance mate to control how far it moves in the slot.... just remember you sometimes have to do work up front to hold things together in the solid world of making assemblies.
Mega dittos Lenny.
Width mate, you can use a cylinder for the tab even though there is only one face to select. And if I remember, a limit distance mate will work between the temporary axes of the rod and one end of the slot. This assumes that you want to keep the rod parallel to the slot and not allow for any angular movement. I think that would be doable, but a bit more complicated than a lunch break sized explaination.
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