New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – New Constraints in the Width Mate [VIDEO]

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated October 21, 2014


The Width Mate has become even better in SolidWorks 2015.  There are three new Constraint options in this mate.  Rather than just having the component centered between the width references, you can now control the movement and position between them.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Width Mate Constraints

SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Width Mate Constraints

  • Centered – centers the Tab selections between the Width selections (same behaviour as previous versions)
  • Free – allows free movement of the Tab up to the Width references (like a limit mate but between the two Width references)
  • Dimension – provide a distance dimension from either Width reference (must remain within the Width references)
  • Percentage – provide a percentage of travel from either Width reference (0 to 100%)
Watch this video for a demonstration of the usefulness of this updated mate:

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.