Rotational Join Pivot point


I have a gripper composed of 3 DOF which i’m importing into VC (solidworks assembly). the gripper has 2 rotational DOF and one translational and with the rotational ones i’m having issues.

all i’m trying to do is change the pivot point around which the mechanism is turning (defining the link as rotational joint type). if i use the snap command, the pivot axis is correct but the entire relevant part gets shifted (or rather gets the offset).

how do i keep the parts in place but also get the correct pivot axis?

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When Link is selected from the Component Graph, Please change “Move mode” to “Selected”. Then You can move / Snap the Pivot location to desired position.

In addition, when You define the DOF axis, the active axis is shown in GUI.

Hope this helps.