I would like to mate the cylinder plunger in the attached pictures so that I can drag the plunger until it contacts either end inside the cylinder. Is there a way to do this, so that the plunger will stop when it touches, and go no further?
Use distance limit mate.
Won't distance limit lock the plunger down at a certain distance from the end, and then I can't drag it?
you are thinking of the "distance" mate - you need the "limitdistance" mate
I'm pretty new to the software yet.
That worked well, but now when I take the cylinder into an assembly, it no longer slides. It works when I edit the mate inside of the assembly, but when I exit the edit mode, it stops, and says that the part is fully defined. Setting I need to change??
you need to set the component properties of the subassembly (in the main assy) to solve as flexible.
It works now. Thanks.
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