I am trying to create a design table that determines an angle between two planes.
I want the range of configurations to include: a) the "nominal" coincident state between the two planes (angle 0) b) a "positive" range of angles in one direction (from angle 0 to +ve x degrees) c) a "negative" range of angles in the opposite direction (from angle 0 to -ve x degrees)
As we know, SW does not handle -ve dimensional values. I therefore can not create just a single angular mate between the two planes and populate the Design Table with -ve numbers to get my -ve angle configurations. I have tried to define a second angular mate to handle the -ve angle configurations. I did this by rotating the planes until they were in the -ve angular position. I tried to suppress the -ve mate & activate the+ve mate when defining the coincident and +ve angle configurations and suppress the +ve mate and activate the -ve mate when defining the -ve angle configurations.
This still doesn't work. Seems that "flip dimension" does not help out as I thought it would.
Has anyone got a work-around for this?