I'm a relatively new to creating assemblies in Inventor. I have a translationally secured dowel pin that should be free to rotate in place. Attached to the pin are two components, part of a drive mechanism, both of which I would like both to be able to rotate freely about the dowel, in either direction. However, I can't figure out the correct constraints, to get both components to rotate freely; I can get one to rotate, but the other ends up getting constrained to a point where it can no longer rotate. I have tried various combos of work axis constraints, as well as trying to constrain the O.D. of the dowel to the I.D. of the hole in the component. I am stuck!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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