Am I stupid or what ????


I am new to 3d cad after may years of AutoCAD.....

I have a drawing of a plate with lots of blind holes ( Done )

I have a drawing of pins that should fit into those holes.

All is well and I can make an assembly of my part and various pins, I align using the concentric mate the pin to the hole.... And then I am stuck, the pins need to be then positioned so that they sit on the bottom of the hole ??? How do I do this. I have tried everything. All I need to do is to move the bottom of the pin to the base of the hole, but no luck..... The only way for now is to turn on the clashdetection and then free move it till it stops, but there is a better way I am sure.

Thanks for any help


Reply to
Ian Reeves
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Mate the bottom surface of the pin to the bottom surface of the hole with an coincident mate

And no, you're probably not stupid

Reply to
johan k

All you need to do to solve your present dilemma is to add another mate for each pin. This is normally between the base of the pin and the bottom of the plate. Unless these are punches or something with a shoulder- then you can mate the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the counterbore.

Another good thing would be to look in your help file for mate references. Using mate references you can automatically pop these into place without all of this manual mating.

Reply to
John Kreutzberger

Ok, I fixed it by removing the orignal extrude cut and replacing with holes from the hole wizard.... This works fine as I expected, but it fails if I extrude cut a hole though


Reply to
Ian Reeves

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