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Create Distance Mate

The Create Distance Mate generation task will create a distance mate, in an assembly, between reference planes in each component.

Properties

Property NameDescriptionExample
(Name)The unique name for this task.Create Distance Mate
AlignedThe alignment type (True = Aligned, False = Anti-Aligned).TRUE
DistanceThe distance between the two planes (in model units).200
FlipFlip the distance (TRUE = Flipped, FALSE = Not Flipped). The default is FALSE.FALSE
First PlaneThe name of the first reference mating plane."Plane1@Part1 " & DWSpecification & "-1"
Second PlaneThe name of the second reference mating plane."Right Plane@Part2 " & DWSpecification & "-1"

Rules for planes

When building the rule for the plane names, they must reference the generated file name and not the master. The rule must be built in the form: [Plane Name]@[Generated model name]-[Instance number]

If the plane is in the top level assembly, only the plane name is required.

The rule must include the instance number, even if there is only one instance of the component in the assembly.

Mating planes can only be one level deep. For example, the rule: [Plane Name]@[Generated model name]@[Generated sub assembly name] would not be valid.

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