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Positioning 2 sub-assemblies exactly

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03-25-2013 10:35 AM

Hi,

I have 2 tanks, each one is an assembly in itself, and they have to be positioned on a steel skid, also an assembly and then interconnecting pipework between the two. My prioblem is that I can't seem to find a way to position the two tanks at a set distance from each other and in relation to the edges of the skid.

Because of this, my pipe router is going all over the place in trying to join up the two termination points.

Any suggetsions?

 

Rhoscadman

Vertical or horizontal tanks? If vertical, create an axis on each tank and constrain them a distance apart and from the edges from the skid. You can also use the planes in the tank assy file to position them in exact orientations

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03-25-2013 10:42 AM in reply to: rhoscadman

Are we talking about something other then a distance mate?

Can you post some images with further explaination?

 

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03-25-2013 10:51 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Vertical or horizontal tanks? If vertical, create an axis on each tank and constrain them a distance apart and from the edges from the skid. You can also use the planes in the tank assy file to position them in exact orientations

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03-25-2013 04:41 PM in reply to: rjezuit

or at least post a screen capture

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Re: Positioning 2 sub-assemblies exactly

03-26-2013 01:34 AM in reply to: rjezuit

Thanks for the prompt help, folks. I appreciate that.

Yes the constrain between the edge of the skid and tto the edge of the holding down lugs, plus an offset distance seemed to do the trick

 

Once again, many thanks.

 

Rhoscadman

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