Need Help Adding Joints to Actuator controlling Door

Hello,

I am doing this project in CATIA where a linear actuator is pulling a door upward in conjunction with the hinges. I want it so that when the door opens upwards, the actuator's stroke retracts, and the base of the actuator rotates upwards. When the doors close, the stroke should extend in length and the base rotates downward. I tried adding a couple of joints, but whenever I perform a simulation, the parts of the actuator always detaches. I've attached the assembly file, along with a few screenshots. Can anyone please check to see what I have wrong?

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I have a better idea. Why don't you use combination of rack and pinion gear. also give me all the parts involved in it with product, not only product.

 
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Sorry for the late reply. Attached is a zip folder containing all the parts used in the assembly, and the assembly itself. The name of the assembly is AUTOMATED_MCD_W_ACTUATORS.

 
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UPDATE: Looks like I was finally able to successfully create a kinematic simulation of this assembly. It turns out it depended on the order of how you do the constraints. The first part I had to assign constraints was the door hinge and then assign joints to it. With that, CATIA will recognize the movement of the door. Then afterwards, I assigned constraints and joints to the actuator.

 
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