SE V20 Academic: constrain motion in assembly

Experimenter
Experimenter

When using Move to drag or rotate a part in an assembly.. i.e a hydraulic cylinder piston; how to avoid pulling the piston out of the cylinder ?

Maybe a collision sensor at each end, but are there any other / better way ?

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Re: SE V20 Academic: constrain motion in assembly

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

I do not believe that V20 had the Range Offset for the Mate command or the ability to constrain to a path. These came in later versions. V20 is now 7 years old.

One thing that you can do is set the Analysis Options to "Stop motion when collision occurs"

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and then select "Detect Collisions" and  in the command ribbon.

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Whilst this is not as precise as later methods it may suffice.

Cheers

Mark