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tricky mate (cam?)

Question asked by Aaron Burton on Jul 24, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2012 by Dave Klimas

I have what I thought to be a simple assembly, the attached pictures are the best way to describe it. 

The two parts are concentric; in real life they are along a rod.  The purpose here is a gravity return.  The top piece has weight attached to it so when released from ratation, it will return to the initial position by gravity alone.  Here is the initial position:

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and here is the rotated or open position:

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The trouble I am having, is since they are mitered cuts at 45 degrees, a coincident mate causes interfierence when rotating, not proper following of the paths.

It wont let me choose a cam mate, as it doesnt quite fit the definition.

The best I have come up with is using physical dynamics option under move component, the parts move as they should, but this stops as soon as I leave the move component.  Is there a way to mate these to move as I want them to? 

Thanx in advanced for any help.

 

-Aaron

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