Welcome to 3DCADForums

Join our CAD community forums where over 25,000 users interact to solve day to day problems and share ideas. We encourage you to visit, invite you to participate and look forward to your input and opinions. Acrobat 3D, AutoCAD, Catia, Inventor, IronCAD, Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and others.

Register Log in

Contact joint

  • Thread starter helio.b.teixeira
  • Start date
H

helio.b.teixeira

Guest
How can I make a contact constrain (or joint) between a cylinder's base and "non-regular" surface. When I try to select the surface i only selects the planar or cylindrical zone of that surface, thus resulting on a "virtual contact" just on an imaginary cylinder or plan...I somehow need to "merge" all those surfaces into one...
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
You might have to JOIN all the surfaces into a single surface.

If you have the option, choose FEDERATE ALL from the Join panel.
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Helio...

Assembly Constraints in CATIA are limited to ruled surfaces only (plane, cylinder or cone surfaces).

This might be causing the problem with your joint constraint? :confused:
 
H

helio.b.teixeira

Guest
Thats right Mr.CATIA..
I had that problem but overcomed it by using a point to curve joint, which did the job!!Thankx!
 

Sponsor

Top