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Assembly Mates - Trying to mate circles to build a chain

Question asked by Lenny Dichiara on Mar 2, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2014 by Lukasz Siwiec

Hi all -

I am trying to build an assembly to create a realistic chain comprised of several steel circles (like a necklace) - I can assemble these to visually represent what I am after, but what I am trying to do is link these together using mates so that it would simulate the movement and interlock the links. I was thinking that if I could mate the parts using tangency I could get this to work however when I go into my mate dialogue box, no featuers are available to allow this. Is it possible to do? Im thiking there must be a way.


Im attaching a component for reference which is simply a circle swept along another circular path to form one piece of the chain.


Thank you -