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Assemble fastener to a hole in a curved sheetmetal part

Question asked by Dennis Abele on Nov 24, 2013
Latest reply on May 17, 2017 by Dan Pihlaja

Not sure if this is a question related to assembly mates or sheemetal modeling.  I am trying to assemble a fastener to a curved sheetmetal part.  The issue that I am having is that I am unable to find a mate that will insert the bolt into the hole.  Just selecting the surfaces results in a tangent mate, which does not align the bolt with the hole.  If I preselect a Concentric or Coicident mate, Solidworks returns the comment; Selected entity is not valid for current mate type.


Because it is a sheetmetal feature, the hole is not a true cylinder, I am assumming that this is why these constrains do not work.  I have tried, but am not able to locate an axis that follows the hole though the fold feature.


So the question is, how do I assemble this part?