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Mechanism Connection Question

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Mechanism Connection Question

I need help to create a mechanism connection to keep the bucket of an earth moving machine parallel to the ground.


When I use the pin connection I get the axis and translation option, but the translation option does not have an orient. It aligns/mate the 2 planes to be coincident.


I cannot find a constraint to orient the bucket so it is always level to the ground as the boom arms move up/down/forward/back


Any help would greatly appreciated.


Thanks,


Ronnie




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Mechanism Connection Question

Ronnie,



Use geometric constraints i.e. plane to plane



Cordially,



Dr. Andreas Vlahinos



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EXTERNAL: Mechanism Connection Question

I got the answer back from PTC technical support.

The solution to get the orient option is to use the "General" mechanism constraint.

Thanks!
Ronnie Shand