Wm Knight

Using 2 mates only for round objects - pins, washers, etc.

Discussion created by Wm Knight on Mar 7, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2012 by Kelvin Lamport

Is there a way to fully define a mate (think washers, screws, standoffs, thread inserts, or dowel pins) using only 2 mates (say, a concentric & face mate)?  In Pro/E you can select "Allow Assumptions" in the mating routine.  I don't like the look of the underdefined ( - ) icon in my assemblies before releasing and it drives me nuts in SW that I have to make a 3rd mate to make components fully defined (especially when I have loads of screws, washers, etc.)