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SOLIDWORKS Mate

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS Mate from the Javelin technical team

Figure 2: Good mate scheme.

3 Tips for Mating Best Practices in SOLIDWORKS 2023

SOLIDWORKS assembly opening is comprised of different stages and performance checks. If foundational mating best practices aren’t applied when creating assemblies,…

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Magnetic Detection between two connection points when at close proximity

Discover the Magnetic Mate in SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS is a robust CAD software when it comes to simulating how your assemblies are going to look in real…

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SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

TriMech Tips & Tricks for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

Do you work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies? If so, then you know that modeling, visualizing, and manipulating complex assemblies can be…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate PropertyManager

Mate Property Manager Interface Change in SOLIDWORKS 2021

The Standard, Advanced, and Mechanical mate categories found in the Mate Property Manager have now moved into tabs at the…

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Advanced Width Mate- Starting Point

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Width Mate – Taking It One Step Further!

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Width Mate is very useful in centering one component (identified as tab) between two planar faces. If you…

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SOLIDWORKS Slot Mate

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Lock Rotation for Slot Mates

SOLIDWORKS 2021 adds functionality to lock rotation of slot mates, similar to lock rotation of concentric mates which has been…

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SOLIDWORKS Change Mate Alignments

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Change Mate Alignments on Edit

SOLIDWORKS 2021 introduces greater automatic control over what happens when flipping a mate alignments would result in errors. Prior to…

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Are you using the SOLIDWORKS Mate Pop-up Toolbar?

Mating components together in a SOLIDWORKS assembly? Frequent use of the SOLIDWORKS mate pop-up toolbar can often save you much…

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SOLIDWORKS Favorites Folder

Add feature tree items to a SOLIDWORKS favorites folder for quick access!

Want quick access to a feature, sketch or mate without having to scroll or search the SOLIDWORKS feature tree every…

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SOLIDWORKS Animation Control

SOLIDWORKS Animation Control using Mates

SOLIDWORKS Animations have an option called Autokey.  This can be useful for simple animations where you enable the option, click…

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How to Group SOLIDWORKS Assembly Mates and Fasteners into Folders

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can group SOLIDWORKS Assembly mates by status and separate fasteners into folders. You can group the…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Lock Rotation of new Concentric Mates to Components

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, any new Toolbox components can have their concentric mates rotation locked automatically. In order to activate the…

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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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SOLIDWORKS Smart Components are a Big Time Saver for Repetitive Assemblies

If you have to assemble many clamps to your base plate, or if you have some custom parts to be…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate References are a Huge Time Saver when building an assembly

Imagine you are creating an assembly with many components in it. Each component you insert into the assembly requires three…

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