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Concentric Mates

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Concentric Mates from the Javelin technical team

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Different Mates Constraints Inside 3DEXPERIENCE xDesign

When creating mates between parts inside of an assembly in 3DEXPERIENCE xDesign, there are different types of constraints that form….

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Redundancies in SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

We know that each unconstrained body in space has six degrees of freedom (DOF): three translations and three rotations about…

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Support for Misaligned Concentric Mates in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Working with downloaded or imported models can create a situation where multiple pairs of holes cannot be mated concentric although…

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SOLIDWORKS Concentric Mate Misalignment

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Concentric Mate now includes a Misalignment option

Working with assemblies we sometimes have holes that are slightly misaligned, especially when working with imported parts from a supplier….

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Locking a SOLIDWORKS Concentric Mate

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2014, you have the ability to lock rotation of concentric mates.  This can help avoid additional mates…

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