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Assembly alignment

I mated this bolt with the base using the Insert relation.  I unlocked the rotation and can free turn the screwe with the steering wheel.  I want to align a face of the bolt with the side of the base. I should be able to use Planar Align to achieve this, but I get an error saying it conflichs with another relation.

 

I double checked the existing relations for the bolt and there is only an axial align (unlocked rotation) and mate.  Why can't I use planar align to align the bolt face with the side of the base?

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Accepted by topic author SPXAli
‎09-16-2015 02:29 PM

Re: Assembly alignment

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Make sure the planar align is floating, not distance locked.

 

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Assembly alignment

Man, you're just too quickSmiley Happy

 

I have a follow up that's sorta related.  Whenever I try to mate or planar align two faces, I always get a red offset dimension.  I tried typing zero in the distance box, but it never does anything.  I have to enter the relation with the offset, escape out, select the part again, doubleclick on the mate relation, and then set it to zero.

Re: Assembly alignment

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Are you putting the value in the dim tool bar? (next to my circled area on the last reply?)

IDK, it works for me.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Assembly alignment

Yes, that's where I put it.

 

 

 

What I have to do is press escape again, click on the part, double click on the relation, then I can make the offset 0.

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Accepted by topic author SPXAli
‎09-16-2015 04:48 PM

Re: Assembly alignment

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Is the radio button shown off? Although if it's 0 in the dim box it should override this.

 

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Assembly alignment

It is now Smiley Happy

 

Thank you very much.  I'm glad there are experts like you here who know exactly where all these options are.