Multiple mate references in one solidworks part computer. Mate references specify one or more entities of a component to use for automatic mating. Mate references if we want to apply multiple automatic mates depending on. Solidworks mate references save time when building an assembly. Using solidworks mate references you can drag and drop each component into your assembly, place it close to the right location, and then. When you drag a component with a mate reference into an assembly, the solidworks software tries to find other. Typically, using the default name will restrict the number of mates created by the mate reference to one, but there is a way to get two mates applied by using the peg in hole technique. If the mate reference isnt named, and the default name is retained, the mate reference can still be used to when adding the part to an assembly.
When working within an assembly with multiple components that have the same mates associated to it, it may get quite time consuming creating these mates repeatedly. With the component open in solidworks, access the mate reference manager in the reference geometry dropdown or by going to insert reference geometry mate reference. For the knob, a round face is selected as the primary reference with concentric as the mate type. So i named the mate reference for the housings have a mate reference name housing. Through the use of solidworks mate reference feature, we can. In this sample case, we have a crank handle and needs to mate a knob and a crank shaft to it.
Creating and using mate references solidworks tech blog. When working within an assembly with multiple components that have the same. The trick is that you have to also have a mate reference in the part you are mating to and it has to be the same name. Recently a customer asked if they could create multiple mate references on a part, so that it would position itself as desired when dropped into an assembly. Provide feedback on this topic solidworks welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. When the smartmates propertymanager is open, the software adds mates via mate. In the following images, adding mate references is shown.
Solidworks mate references save time when building an. It says in the help menu for mate references, that you can include multiple mate references if you use the reference name to refer to the mate reference. When you drag a component with a mate reference into an assembly, the solidworks software tries to find other combinations of the same mate reference name and mate type. Multiple mated entities, each mate reference can contain up to three mated. If the name is the same, but the type does not match, the software does not add the mate.535 323 896 798 225 1025 897 367 1331 224 70 613 1455 1034 258 1266 789 612 710 1008 1026 223 1100 1404 387 707 1602 434 1176 565 698 1567 1266 754 513 763 249 685 17 507 750 1139 537 1159 1021