Hi,

Can we use equation to control mates? For example, I might have a two boxes, A and B, and I would like the distance between their top faces = 2×(height A + height B). Can we use equation to do this?

Qi

Hi,

Can we use equation to control mates? For example, I might have a two boxes, A and B, and I would like the distance between their top faces = 2×(height A + height B). Can we use equation to do this?

Qi

It will help you to be able to click on the boxes dimensions to include them in your equations. Right-click Annotations in the FeatureManager and tick "Show all dimensions" (I think that's what its called, not at my PC, help me out here Deepak)

Ash that will show the feature dimensions, so it is much quicker to double click on the mate and then edit the value.

Yes but he wishes to equate the mate to the features dimensions. Its easier, for new users, to simply click on the dimension to add it into the equation at the appropriate place as he types in the mates dialog box

Hi All,

I am not sure where I go wrong while trying to follow the instructions above.

When I apply the 'Distance' constrain it only allows me to enter numeric values in the box. I can not use global variables..

(my global variables are read in from a .txt file in 'Equations', I use SW 2014 )

Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Kris

Yes. Apply the distance mate. Now double click on that to display the mate value. edit the value and add equation