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Posting Guidelines Hi all, I need to create an assembly where a pin slides trhu a slot.
My question is: How do I create a mate between the pin and the slot?
The movement will be a linear movement across the slot a 0.
Or use a line between two pionts of the slot and one of the planes of the pin.
This will give you sliding direction.
Set two limit distances in advenced mates.
Also you need a third mate pin and slot mate solidworks your pin doesn't move in and out of the slot.
Now pin should be moving within the lomits of the slot freely.
RE: sliding mate Mechanical 30 Jan 04 13:08 JahnEng is correct, but there may be other requirements.
There are a number of ways to do this.
You might want to do it both ways with additional configurations.
One point that you need to be careful of.
When using mates that specify values distance.
Your parts will be manually constrained, not constrained by the part and assembly file goemetry.
You need to ensure that some time from now, you or someone else will remember the structure of the data and remember to make any maunal changes to the mate values correctly.
Sometimes skeleton sketch parts and mates can help with this, pin and slot mate solidworks all changes are driven from one sketch.
There is rarely only one "correct" way to do things for all circumstances.
The trick is to try to understand how the system works in pin and slot mate solidworks case mates in general and apply the best method for any give circumstance.
For example, you could distance mate the end of the pin to the face containing the slot gives both parallel and distance.
Tangent mate the pin cylindrical surface to the side of the slot.
At this point you have trapped all but two degrees of freedom.
The pin can slide in the direction of the slot and ROTATE on its own axis.
The rotation probably does not matter except for that annoying little - in the feature tree!!
This may be fine but may not be what you need - JahnEng's method or some other way might be better THIS TIME.
So I definitely encourage you to think about what the various mates between different types of geometry actually do in terms of constraining the 6 degrees of freedom of objects in conjunction with what you needs are in model functionality.
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