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koehler
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Registered: ‎11-24-2003
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constraint question

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12-10-2002 12:13 AM
I am drawing an assembly of a spring loaded ball plunger.
When I insert the ball into the housing, what type of constraint should I use to ensure the ball protrudes .048"
from the housing.
*Dotson, Sean
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Re: constraint question

12-10-2002 12:20 AM in reply to: koehler
You'll need to use some workplanes on the ball and
the socket.  Then use mate-mate on the ball and socket's workplanes. 
(You can even get fancy then make them adaptive to have the ball retract when
necessary <g>)


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I
am drawing an assembly of a spring loaded ball plunger.
When I insert the
ball into the housing, what type of constraint should I use to ensure the ball
protrudes .048"
from the housing.
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koehler
Posts: 406
Registered: ‎11-24-2003
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12-10-2002 02:36 AM in reply to: koehler
OK. Got it. One more constraint question:
How do I constain 4 slotted holes to 4 shafts and centered on the slotted hole?
Thanks Bill
*Dotson, Sean
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12-10-2002 02:44 AM in reply to: koehler
Make two workplanes bisecting each slot in each
direction.  Now put a axis through the planes (it's now perp to your
surface).  Now mate-mate the axis to the shafts.


--
Sean Dotson, PE

href="http://www.sdotson.com">http://www.sdotson.com

Check the Inventor
FAQ for most common questions

href="http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html">http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html

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OK.
Got it. One more constraint question:
How do I constain 4 slotted holes to
4 shafts and centered on the slotted hole?
Thanks
Bill
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rllthomas
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Registered: ‎12-10-2003
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12-10-2002 02:55 AM in reply to: koehler
When I draw the slot I usually have some type of point in the center of the sketch I extruded. A workpoint or the end of a construction line. After I extrude the slot I turn the sketch visibility on and create a work axis by selecting the sketch plane and then my center of the slot (the 2D sketch point). I then turn the sketch visibility off. - Rich Thomas
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