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## Autodesk Inventor

*Friedman, Aaron R.

# Probably a simple constraint problem

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12-06-2002 03:33 AM
I can't figure out how to constrain a 1" sphere to the sharp edge of a
.75 dia bore.

Aaron R. Friedman
ARF Designs
*Gwin, Hal

# Re: Probably a simple constraint problem

12-06-2002 03:41 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
In your sketch, draw a construction line from the axis to the circumference,
dimension the construction line. Finish the sketch, add a work plane by
selecting the construction line and then an origin plane that is parallel to
the construction line. That should create a work plane at the Ø.75 tangent,
then just mate the axes (bore and sphere) and the plane to a face.

--
Hal Gwin
Mechanical Designer
Xenogen
*Friedman, Aaron R.

# Re:

12-06-2002 04:09 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
I thought it could be done simpler that that.

thanks.

Aaron

Hal Gwin wrote:

> In your sketch, draw a construction line from the axis to the circumference,
> dimension the construction line. Finish the sketch, add a work plane by
> selecting the construction line and then an origin plane that is parallel to
> the construction line. That should create a work plane at the Ø.75 tangent,
> then just mate the axes (bore and sphere) and the plane to a face.
>
> --
> Hal Gwin
> Mechanical Designer
> Xenogen
>
>
>
*Gwin, Hal

# Re:

12-06-2002 05:36 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
I haven't tried this, but an axes mating combined with an outside tangent
between the sphere surface and an edge (this much I have used, but is
unstable) and then an angular constraint between a sphere origin plane and
another object, plane, etc. to maintain orientation.

--
Hal Gwin
Mechanical Designer
Xenogen