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# Cylinder Constraint

Pioneer

I have a large cicular hole with a small circular cylinder inside. I want to constrain the cylinder to the hole in a way that makes the curve of the cylinder contact the top of the hole. Now here is the catch, I then will rotate the part with the hole. I need the cylinder to remain contacting the top of the hole.

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# Re: Cylinder Constraint

Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @Cabinet_Guy,

Can you share an image of this?

...as to my minds eye, it should be easy, but, clearly there must be something more to it than just using planar & axial [or tangent] relationships.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP8] Classic [x3 seats]
Testing: Solid Edge 2019

# Re: Cylinder Constraint

Pioneer

This shows two positions the adjustable assembly can be in. If I use tangent constraints the parts do not always contact at the top.

# Re: Cylinder Constraint

Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Cabinet_Guy, aha......so maybe you can set "Part 2" to mate to a vertical plane, as well as the tangent face.

Best I can suggest, without knowing more about the rest of the assembly and/or more about it's movement & restrictions......try to lock down the parts, only as they would be actually used/fixed.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP8] Classic [x3 seats]
Testing: Solid Edge 2019

# Re: Cylinder Constraint

PLM World Member Phenom

Tangent mates are difficult, at best.  They have far too many solutions: every 90 degrees the math changes (sin or cos) and you can always have + or - solutions (inside faces or outside faces).  I'm not surprised that you're having continuity problems with a tangent mate at the 90deg positions.

Try using a CAM mate instead.

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# Re: Cylinder Constraint

Experimenter

Attached is my sollution

Just change the angle in relationship (Top xy 270 deg ... 90 or 180 )

Solid Edge ST10 Files

# Re: Cylinder Constraint

Gears Phenom

1. Ground the inner cylinder

2.  Tangent constrain the inner wall of the hole to the outer wall of the cylinder

3.  Create a sketch that relates to the center of the larger hole

4.  Axially constrain the hole in the large block to the center point

You may need to perform other temporary, intermediate steps when initially setting up the tangency so the large block does not move around when setting its hole tangent to the cylinder.

This is a quick off-the-cuff suggestion.  I have not tried it yet.

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1