11 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2014 2:28 PM by Tod Mailler

    How would you mate this ??

    Tod Mailler

      Greetings !


      What is the best practice to easily reassemble two parts originally designed to go together ?


      This is the kind of trivial and obvious detail about SW that i should know by know !


      I made this small set of steps to explain my question:


      1: This is the desired result in assembly.

      Note: that this picture is rendered form the base part file and not from an assembly.


      2: This shows the start of the design process.



      3: This is the spitting step using a simple surface.




      4: I wand to add another eventual "mate" difficulty by having the cap slightly thinner.


      5: The basic part is complete... now we save both bodies in seperated part files.


      6: In a new assembly, we add the two parts (i.e. Cap and bowl) and our challenge is to mate/position them together. (HOW ?)



      The 4 files involved in this demonstration are attached.


      Thanks for any help.