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lemaycj
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Aligning parts

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04-19-2012 04:01 PM

Here's another one which I am sure is an easy task for most but has me frustrated....

 

I have added 4 gussets to my assembly of two parts.  All I am trying to do is to align the gussets 90 degrees apart from each other and starting at 45 degrees on each side of the tapped hole.  I have one almost positioned except it can still move along the surface.  How should I tackle this?

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cean_au
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Registered: ‎07-11-2011
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Re: Aligning parts

04-19-2012 04:56 PM in reply to: lemaycj

when u finish the first, array out the rest.

 

and if you creat one part insetad of an assembly, the gusset can be rib feature, much eash to creat.

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lemaycj
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Re: Aligning parts

04-24-2012 08:41 AM in reply to: cean_au

The problem with this issue is not how to do the next 3 but how to secure the one where it needs to go and/or is there a better way than the way I was placing that gusset to be more efficient at it.

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Jonka45
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Registered: ‎03-30-2011
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Re: Aligning parts

04-24-2012 09:05 AM in reply to: lemaycj

You are virtually there, Use a mate constraint from the plane you created to the plane through the center of the gusset then pattern the gusset to get 4 instances at 90 degrees.

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Re: Aligning parts

04-24-2012 09:10 AM in reply to: lemaycj

Mate the workplane to the central axis.

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