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How would you mate this ??

Question asked by Tod Mailler on Apr 1, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2014 by 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.

eggRender.JPG

2: This shows the start of the design process.

eggBASE.JPG

 

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

eggSplitting.JPG

 

 

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

eggCavity.JPG

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

eggSplit.JPG

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 ?)

Assembly.JPG

 

The 4 files involved in this demonstration are attached.

 

Thanks for any help.

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