Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Valued Mentor
stevec781
Posts: 691
Registered: ‎05-29-2009
Message 1 of 2 (1,382 Views)

How ot make a Parallel Assembly Constraint

1382 Views, 1 Replies
11-20-2009 02:07 AM
Hi all
I want to constrain 2 parts so that a face of part A is always parallel to a face of part B. The faces are not aligned with any coordinate system planes. I need to be able to drag the parts around for conceptual design so using a constraint with an offset is too slow for making changes.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks
Steve
*Sam M
Message 2 of 2 (1,382 Views)

Re: How ot make a Parallel Assembly Constraint

11-20-2009 03:21 AM in reply to: stevec781
instead of using a mate/flush which, as you've said, will need an offset
value, can't an angluar constaint keep them parallel? click both faces and
use 0 deg for flush or 180 for mate - if you need the part to keep its
orientation while being dragged about then use a similar angular constraint
between the origin planes.

hope that helps, Sam

wrote in message news:6292536@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi all
I want to constrain 2 parts so that a face of part A is always parallel to a
face of part B. The faces are not aligned with any coordinate system
planes. I need to be able to drag the parts around for conceptual design so
using a constraint with an offset is too slow for making changes.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks
Steve
Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.