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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Five video tips for SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice and how to avoid problems associating with poorly applied mates.

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #5: Don’t Mate Longer Than Necessary

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Okay, so we’ve reached the end of our week of SOLIDWORKS Best Mating Practices. I’ve saved the best for last. There’s lots of content in this one, so get ready. With all the tips this week, you should have learned something new – or at least…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #4: Don’t Mate Too Much (even if it’s a good idea!)

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

All of us who use assemblies in SOLIDWORKS know that mating can be fun (in SOLIDWORKS, of course). As a result, one can have a natural tendency to get carried away,which I’ll show you in SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #4: Don’t Mate Too Much. When…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #3: Don’t fight with your Mates

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Welcome back, fellow SOLIDWORKS users for another installment of our SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice series. In the classic Star Trek episode “Amok Time,” Kirk and Spock fight to the death over a mate. Luckily, in SOLIDWORKS, you don’t have to. In fact, you outright shouldn’t….

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #2: Don’t Mate Your Relations

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Welcome back, fellow SOLIDWORKS users for another installment of our SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice series. Last time, we looked at Rule #1: Mate before you relate. After the video, I suggested such a terrifying possibility: That a hole in a plate with a sketch relation…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #1: Mate Before You Relate

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

Greetings, fellow SOLIDWORKS users! Welcome to my new blog series on the best practices of mating…in SOLIDWORKS of course! Over the next few days, I’ll bring you five videos on SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practices and how to avoid problems associating with poorly applied mates. Or,…

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