I'm trying to align a nested family to a reference line in my host family so that it rotates around a certain point.
I've created the reference line in my host family, locked the end point to two reference planes and then gave an angular parameter to the angle between the ref. line and the ref. plane.
I then inserted the nested family and aligned it to the ref. line. The problem is that when I flex the angle, i get a "Constraints not satisfied" error..
What could be wrong?
I'm using a generic face based family for both host and nested families...
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You are on the right track. But, it is not necessary to lock the nested family to the reference line in the host. Simply place the nested family using the "workplane" method of placement, instead of "place on face". Since you already put the nested family there, now select it again and find "edit work plane" or "pick new" "workplane", and select the workplane of the reference line. Then with the Move tool you specify the location of the object on its new workplane. It works as if you were just placing an object on a tray. The object doesn't need to be anchored on the tray.
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