Inventor newbie here - help wanted - triangular assembly

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#1

i have 3 50x50x3mm profiles with a hole at each end that i want to connect in a triangle. the first 2 holes i constrain with an inset but i cant connect the 3rd hole as there is a gap of 3 mm. i do not want to add a washer because in real life the bend slightly but its negligible.


#2

Hmmm, can you provide an image? It sounds like you’ve fully constrained it, i.e. removed all degrees of freedom, with the two constraints. Can you work the gap into the geometry?


#3

Try replacing one of the INSERT constraints with a MATE constraint, selecting the axis of each of the holes. The insert constraint combines an axis-to-axis constraint and a face-to-face constraint. As an alternative, you could apply a value of 3mm to one of the INSERT constraints.