A Surface Mounted component is an item that will be assembled to a manifold face through Bolt Holes. Examples are: NG6- NG10… valves, Slip-In covers, Flanges, all surface mounted valves.
Matings for a Surface Mounted valve differ from those of a cartridge since MDTools must properly rotate the component to match the Footprint direction.
4 matings are required by MDTools Set Assembly constraint command:
- bottom face = plane where the component will touch the manifold face
- Top face = plane where another component will be assembled on top (i.e. stackable valves)
- Axis 1 and 2 = axis to define orientation
MDTools rules for axis definition are:
a) if only Bolt Holes are present in the cavity: Axis 1 = BH1, Axis 2 = BH2
b) if only one Locating Pin is present: Axis 1 = LP, Axis 2 = BH1
c) if 2 locating Pins are present: Axis 1 = LP1, Axis 2 = BH2
Bottom face and top face rules must follow what is described by this image:
Video showing how to set assembly constraints in MDTools 900 series for SolidWorks.