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Over-defined mate

Question asked by James Bailey on Jan 26, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2014 by Robert D.

So I've always had mating issues (no pun intended), but most particularly with over-defining assemblies. For instance: I'm working on something now where there is an angle bracket which has a sensor mounted to the side of it by coincident in the X direction. Keep in mind, both of these are floating in space at this point. I then mate them in the Y direction, but theyr'e only mated together (they can still move in all directions in space). Now when I try to mate this angle to a plate in the Y direction, it says I'm over-defining the assembly. How can this be possible when they're obviously free-floating because they're able to move in all directions in space.

 

This is a very annoying and recurring issue I have and perhaps it's not simply user error?

Thanks.

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