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jmoltra

iMates

Status: New Idea
by jmoltra on ‎11-22-2012 03:09 AM

1.- Need to reuse iMates once consumed.: Once you use an iMate to assemble it can't be reused. Great for "one to one" parts, but awful to "multiple to one" parts

2.- Infering iMates Dialog box to choose wich kind of constraint to apply.: When you infer iMates from a Hole Feature it get Insert by default. There has to be some way to change that default.

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by Contributor dmiller on ‎02-13-2013 08:26 PM

This would be great for our PCB assemblies.  Currently we mate each surface mount part to the PCB surface using face to face mate constraints to ensure the part actually sits on top of the PCB and then move it into position and ground it (more constraints on some assemblies would grow ridiculously).  If we could define an imate on the PCB and re-use it to attach multiple parts to it, each with it's own imate half, it would be a huge timesaver. 

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