How to free mates to allow movement in assembly?


Here is the full solution. When i looked at the assembly i found that the limit angle mate is creating problem. You have mated it in the hinge rather than Header. Maybe this will help.

  1. Step 1:

    Select the Hinge assembly and then component properties.

  2. Step 2:

    Change solve as to flexible.

  3. Step 3:

    Now the first hinge is working.

  4. Step 4:

    Component properties of second hinge assembly.

  5. Step 5:

    Change solve as here to flexible also.

  6. Step 6:


  7. Step 7:

    Select the hinge face.

  8. Step 8:

    Mate it to the face of other hinge.

  9. Step 9:

    Choose Parallel. A error will pop up. We will solve it later. Click OK.

  10. Step 10:

    Now under the mates of second hinge select limit angle3.

  11. Step 11:

    Press Delete. Click Yes.

  12. Step 12:

    Now the assembly is working fine.


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