When you design a mechanism, it’s good to know your parts won’t clash. But you may also want to know just how close they’re coming. How much clearance is your design allowing?
At first, seasoned PTC Creo users might be tempted to turn to the Separation feature in the Measure dialog. The problem is that with Separation, you can only find the distance between vertex points. If you want to find distances between geometries, the trick is to use the Pairs Clearance analysis feature. Here’s how it works:
To measure distances between moving components, follow these steps:
To view the results, follow these steps:
To see a demo of this tip, visit the PTC University Learning Exchange and search on the video titled Calculating Clearance between Components during Motion. Note that you may need to create a PTC University Learning Exchange account if you don’t already have one. The good news is that it’s free and after creating your new login, you’ll find hundreds and hundreds more in-depth demonstrations and tutorials for PTC products.
- See more at: http://creo.ptc.com/2015/12/04/tips-tricks-find-the-distance-between-components-that-dont-hold-still/#sthash.CQW89vFa.dpuf