Assembly3 ConstraintSameOrientation

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Assembly ConstraintSameOrientation.svg Assembly3 ConstraintSameOrientation

Menu location
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Workbenches
Assembly3
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
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See also
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Description

This tool builds a link between two or more objects of an assembly and matches their orientation. The selected elements of each object or more precisely their implicit coordinate systems (ICS) are used to position one object to another.

Assuming the first object is already locked in place by the Assembly ConstraintLock.svg Lock constraint then the following objects are moved to positions where all ICSs have the same orientation i.e. all z-axes are parallel and all x-axes are parallel (making the y-axes parallel as well).

The offset of their origins in x-, y- and z-direction are not defined. Related to the first object the following objects can still move along the x-, y- and z-axis. This is leaving 3 degrees of freedom (DOFs) for each link unconstrained.

The constraint accepts planar faces.

Usage

  1. Place two or more objects into an assembly
  2. Select one planar face element of each object
  3. Press the Assembly ConstraintSameOrientation.svg Same orientation button.