Im having trouble doing this. How would i mate this circular part to be in the center of the square part?
There are several ways, depending on how the parts were made. If they are symmetric about two planes, which is how I would have done them, then you can mate two planes coincident. If not, you could use a width mate with the temporary axis of the round part.
Edit: I am enclosing an example. There is a configuration with each of the methods.
Can you elaborate on symmetric about two planes?
I meant if the parts are built so that two of the three planes pass through the center of the part, like the ones that I enclosed in my first post.
As Glenn noted, the Width mate works well if you want the cylinder centered on the square/rectangular piece. Alternatively to the temporary axis, you can just pick the cylindrical face or circular edge of the cylinder to accomplish the mate. I used this method when I had an application like yours. I tended to not use planes and symmetric mates since I never made my parts based on symmetry even if they were symmetrical since parts so often change and the symmetry is lost.
I didn't know about using the cylindrical face in Width mates. Thank you. But I am going to keep making my parts symmetric whenever I can.
Tip of the day! Symmetry works great, I just never used it.
Glenn thanks i got it. Jody thanks also that is probably the way i will do it in the future
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