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SOLIDWORKS Mates

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

SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Links

SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Links

SOLIDWORKS Composer does not support mates like SOLIDWORKS, and SOLIDWORKS mates are not transferred to Composer during the import process….

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Copy With Mates

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components Copy with Mates

Copy with Mates is a fantastic ability available in SOLIDWORKS that allows you to copy a component and paste them…

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Mate to Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create mates that use reference geometry as their reference in the Large Design Review…

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SOLIDWORKS Mates Shortcuts

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Mates Shortcuts

SOLIDWORKS 2020 has many big enhancements that improve performance, stability and usability. Sometimes it’s the small things that matter most….

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SOLIDWORKS Smart Mates

Save assembly construction time with SOLIDWORKS SmartMates!

Assembling components in SOLIDWORKS?  There are multiple ways to mate components together.  Some methods are faster, while other methods are…

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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 2017 Breadcrumb

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Breadcrumb Enhancements

People who know me know I like symmetry. I like symmetry in architecture, in design, and especially in SOLIDWORKS. As…

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Driving vs Driven: Choose which mate dimension is in the driver’s seat with SOLIDWORKS 2017

A Friday Afternoon in Peril: It is the end of the day, a Friday no less – and you have already…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Component Preview Window

Have you ever needed to add a mate to that one particular face which is hidden behind other components?  You’ve…

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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…

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Preventing Rotation in Concentric Mates [VIDEO]

With this new SolidWorks 2014 feature you can now prevent the rotation of components that are mated with concentric mates…

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Sketch Entities and Mates

Note: The information contained in this article applies to SolidWorks 2013 and earlier versions. Next week we will show you…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

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

Okay, so we’ve reached the end of our week of SOLIDWORKS Best Mating Practices. I’ve saved the best for last. There’s…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

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

All of us who use assemblies in SOLIDWORKS know that mating can be fun (in SOLIDWORKS, of course). As a…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

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

Welcome back, fellow SOLIDWORKS users for another installment of our SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice series. In the classic Star Trek…

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