4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2014 2:18 AM by Lukasz Siwiec

    Assembly Mates - Trying to mate circles to build a chain

    Lenny Dichiara

      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 -

       

      L