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How ot make a Parallel Assembly Constraint

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11-20-2009 02:07 AM
Hi all
I want to constrain 2 parts so that a face of part A is always parallel to a face of part B. The faces are not aligned with any coordinate system planes. I need to be able to drag the parts around for conceptual design so using a constraint with an offset is too slow for making changes.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks
Steve
*Sam M
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Re: How ot make a Parallel Assembly Constraint

11-20-2009 03:21 AM in reply to: stevec781
instead of using a mate/flush which, as you've said, will need an offset
value, can't an angluar constaint keep them parallel? click both faces and
use 0 deg for flush or 180 for mate - if you need the part to keep its
orientation while being dragged about then use a similar angular constraint
between the origin planes.

hope that helps, Sam

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Hi all
I want to constrain 2 parts so that a face of part A is always parallel to a
face of part B. The faces are not aligned with any coordinate system
planes. I need to be able to drag the parts around for conceptual design so
using a constraint with an offset is too slow for making changes.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks
Steve

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