I have a part that is "attached" to a larger structure by two pins in the structure mating to two holes in the part. (I hope that's clear!) I want to rotate the part about the axis implied by the two pins. I'm sure there's a relatively easy way to do this, but it is eluding me!
Thanks in advance,
I'm able to get this far:
If I could move the green and blue axes to intersect on the edge of the part (location shown below with the red line) I'd be able to rotate it as desired!
When you select the part or edge in the Right-Click "Select Coordinate System". Does it change from Global
the part number and face?
I'm not sure I follow you.
In the Home tab, I select the part in the sBOM. The part highlights, as expected. I then click Rotation Mode, and I get the double-circle plus 3 axes. If I then right-click and select Location / Select Coordinate System I get the Select Coordinate System window, with Reference: Global.
At this point you need to select the edge or surface you want to use to rotate around. Then the 3D rotate symbol will move to that location and the part should now rotate around that point.
How do I "select the edge or surface you want to rotate around."? If I select the part in the sBOM, in the Select Coordinate System window it says "Reference: P1014242.PRT" (without the word "Face")
I'm obviously missing something here!
The word face will not show up until you select a face on the part. So in this case you are subselecting a face on the part. The Coordinate system has already picked up the part as a whole. You know just need to tell it what surface or edge on that part. You do this in the graphic window by clicking on the edge or face you want to use.
Do you have an email address I could send the part file to? I feel like we're going round and round!