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How do I model these aligned parts while still keeping them movable?

Question asked by Willem-Aart Van Dorpen on Jul 15, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 16, 2015 by Richard Earley

I'm an absolute beginner with SolidWorks, and I'm trying to model my first major project.

 

Below is a picture of the assembly I'm trying to make. Circled in red is the part I have trouble with:

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I'm having trouble adding the diagonal bars. They consist of three pieces, as can be seen on the photo. Two are welded against the tubing, the other is a hinge.

 

The diagonal bars must be aligned between part 1 and 2 (see image below) when part 2 is horizontally level. Part 2 must be able to hinge.

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What's the best way to go about this?

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