Optimizing Mates for SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Performance Tutorial

Article by Rod Mackay updated May 17, 2021


Our SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly and Drawing Workshop is the best training course and solution for users who experience drastic SOLIDWORKS performance issues when working with large assemblies and drawings.

One of the critical takeaways from this workshop is the importance of knowing in which phase of the assembly open process the slowdown occurs, how to troubleshoot its cause and how to fix the problem. If you have ever experienced slowdowns involving mates, this On-demand SOLIDWORKS Tutorial is for you.

In this SOLIDWORKS Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly topics covered in this tutorial include:

  • Over defined mates – troubleshooting tools and techniques
  • Redundant Mates
  • Mates Optimization
  • Optimizing Flexible Subassemblies
  • Circular References

About the SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly and Drawing Workshop

The SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly and Drawing Workshop is designed for users who find their productivity is drastically affected when working with assemblies or drawings.

Do you have any of the following SOLIDWORKS Assembly issues?

  • Long opening time
  • Long rebuild time
  • Frequent graphics refresh events of 10 seconds to more than 2 minutes
  • Frequent lag between clicks (5 to more than 30 seconds)
  • Frequent drawing update events of (1 to more than 15 minutes)
  • Unexplainable mate errors
  • Sudden Crashes

If you experience any of those issues or are frustrated with your SOLIDWORKS performance, this training workshop is for you!

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.