Imagine a slot and a pin:
I am trying to use a limit mate to make the slot stop at the side of the pin but it is not working as intended. Before mating I selected the cylindrical face of each feature then specified limits. It does not stop at the pin but moves in both directions. Is this a limitation of the limit mate type or am I misunderstanding the functionality?
Ok to make it move and be limited in that one direction, you need to make a plane at the center of one ends slot diameter (green plane in picture) at the part document level. Then go back to the assembly and select that plane and click mate, select the parallel plane in the center of the pin, then click your limit dimension mate, the minimal distance will be set at zero, and the max will be the amount of travel (length of slot center to center.) Hope that helps.
I would do this by using planes, unless you need the slotted part to rotate and slide. I've upload an assembly for reference. Pin/Slot Limit mate
Could you re-upload that file using a legacy format? I only have 2010.
Sorry, I can't back save and saving as a nuetral format will lose the mate. Also I don't have 2010 on this computer... Will your slotted part be rotating or just sliding in a straight line?
The pin is meant to keep a part with a slot in it from moving past the pin. That is all. I saw a video where it worked the way i want it to but he was using flat faces of a parts rather than cylinders.
The pin will actually be press fit into a hole as its only function is to limit the movement of the mating piece. This thing is actually a poorly designed boring bar. I am not much of an engineer. I was going to put a rack and pinion on it to make it adjustable and use the pin as a limiter.