Jamie Pugliese

How to mate parts correctly to get them to twist up and down?

Question by Jamie Pugliese

Hi! This is my first year using SolidWorks and for my final project I am creating a working lipstick assembly. The assembly has to be able to twist up and down as a real-life lipstick/chapstick bottle. I tried using the path mate but it wasn't working so I probably wasn't doing it correctly. I have attached the parts I created that are needed to perform the mechanism.

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FredSWUG
Answered on 29 Nov, 2017 02:11 AM

When applying the mates, give the "Screw" mate a try. (under the Mechanical Mates header)
Set the "distance per revolution" equal to the pitch of your helix.

 
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