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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Mate Controller now supports Path Mates

If you are a newcomer to the Mate Controller functionality within SOLIDWORKS, then check out the video below to learn how it works: For SOLIDWORKS 2017 a number of new features have been added to the Mate Controller which make its operation easier than ever before. Among…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Add Configurations from within the Mate Controller

The Mate Controller had been a handy tool in past releases that could be used to review the positions of an assembly when attempting to drive multiple mates at one time. SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides us an additional outlet to explore our designs as we can take…

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Use the SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller to create mate-based motion and animation

SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller

It can be time consuming to create animations inside of SOLIDWORKS to represent motion of an assembly. There are different ways to get this done, either by creating an animation or configurations representing different positions of components. For SOLIDWORKS 2016, a new feature called the SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller was…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Mate Controller makes Animation easy [VIDEO]

Creating animations in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is now much easier with the new Mate Controller. The controller lets you manipulate specific mates that control degrees of freedom for a design. You can save and recall saved positions and mate values, and create animations based on the saved positions. On…

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