SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller now provides Negative Values for Limit Angle Mates

Article by Mersedeh Zandvakili updated March 22, 2019

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In SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can now add negative values for SOLIDWORKS Limit Angle Mate in the Mate Controller. In an assembly with a Limit Angle Mate, click on Insert > Mate Controller to open the Mate Controller property manager.

In the following example, a Limit Angle mate (-100 degrees to 100 degrees) controls the angle of robot head.

Limit Angle Mate

Limit Angle Mate

In the Mate Controller PropertyManager, click Collect All Supported Mates.

Starting the Mate Controller and Collecting All the Supported Mates

Starting the Mate Controller and Collecting All the Supported Mates

In Collect All Supported Mates, select a LimitAngle mate to change its values. For Position 1, we are entering a positive dimension for the LimitAngle mate and then click Update Position (for example 90 degrees).

Positive Value for Limit Angle Mate in Position 1

Positive Value for Limit Angle Mate in Position 1

Under Mates Positions, click Add Position. For Position 2 , we are entering 0 for the dimension and click Update Position. We are going to add a third position (position 3) and enter a value of -90 degrees for the Limit Angle mate and then update the position.

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Mersedeh Zandvakili

Mersedeh Zandvakili is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Applications Expert, based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.