New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create mates that use reference geometry as their reference in the Large Design Review mode. By creating your mates in the Large Design Review mode, you can save time and resources without having to open the assembly in the normal mode.
In Large Design Review mode you can create mates using the following reference geometries:
- Standard planes
- Reference planes
- Axes (not temporary axes)
- Reference points
- Coordinate Systems
To create these mates, open the assembly in the Large Design Review mode and select “Edit Assembly” to start the edit assembly mode.
Click on “Mate” and select options in the mate property manager to create a mate to reference geometry. These mates will be saved in the top level assembly.