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anderson51
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Flexible Hinges

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01-17-2013 11:13 AM

I am working on a hinged door assembly that consists of a frame sub-assembly, and 2 door panel sub-assemblies that each have 4 hinged sub-assemblies that I have made flexible. I am trying to figure out how to constrain these doors so that they "operate" correctly and not spin 360 degrees when I manipulate them in the overall assembly.

 

Thanks for the help,

 

Anderson

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Re: Flexible Hinges

01-17-2013 11:42 AM in reply to: anderson51

Hi anderson51,

 

If you create a constraint limit in the subassembly, and then make the subassembly instances flexible at the top level assembly, I think you should get it to work:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2012/Help/3320-Show_Me_3320/3321-Show_Me_3321/3481-Assembl...

 

I hope this helps.
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Curtis
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Re: Flexible Hinges

01-17-2013 12:08 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack
Hello, I keep getting an error message when trying to enter a min/max value. Don't know if it matters, but I have one of the hinge leafs grounded in the sub assembly?
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Re: Flexible Hinges

01-17-2013 06:06 PM in reply to: anderson51

Can you zip up and post your door and hinge assembly and parts?  What version of Inventor are you using?

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Re: Flexible Hinges

01-18-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: anderson51

I couldn't attached the entire assembly as it was too large of a file, but i did attached the parts in question.

 

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Re: Flexible Hinges

01-19-2013 07:32 AM in reply to: anderson51

Hi anderson51,

 

I just tested this using your files and it works as expected. Unfortunatly I can't post the files back due to the Inventor version I'm running at the moment, but here is a screen shot showing the selections and inputs for the angle constraint with limits on the hinge:

 

Autodesk Inventor Constraint Limit Hinge 01.png

I hope this helps.
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Curtis
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Re: Flexible Hinges

02-07-2013 10:25 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks for your help!

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