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How to mate multiple pins on the hole? Is there a much shortcut way to do this??

By GeneB on 27 Jan 07:14 6 answers 1541 views 5 comments

Trying to mate contact pins on hole for the PCB but it's cumbersome to insert it manually one by one.

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  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    Your PCB may not have holes orientated where you can just do a circular pattern or you are assembling a part where you want to install a lot of something like bolts or screws that are the same part with similar mates but you do not want to assemble each one individually.

    Here is how to use the "Copy with Mates" feature.

    I could not open your files so I made a fast dirty model just to show you how the "copy with mates" works.

    Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-mate-multiple-pins-on-the-hole-is-there-a-much-shortcut-way-to-do-this

  • Hans de Ridder
    Hans de Ridder over 3 years ago

    Only mate ONE pin and do a circular pattern......

  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg over 3 years ago

    You can place one and then "copy with mates" and choose the mate (like concentric), that will be different and then just click on each hole and it will place a pin.

  • 6852d57b
    6852d57b over 3 years ago

    Hi stephen. I didn't know this feature. Thanks for detailed explanation.

  • michal
    michal over 3 years ago

    Why you just not use circular pattern ?
    In my sw book autor recommends this method.
    It is fastest. Just one click and enter the number of elements.

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