Wm Knight

Is there a way to Fully define mating parts with only 2 mates

Discussion created by Wm Knight on Mar 7, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2012 by Rohit Mitra

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.)

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