When working within an assembly with multiple components that have the same. We provide consulting, software, hardware and training in all areas. Through the use of solidworks mate reference feature, we can. 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. Multiple mate references in one solidworks part computer. When you drag a component with a mate reference into an assembly, the solidworks software tries to find. I want to be able to place pins into the electrical connectors. Multiple reference entities can now be chosen to create multiple mates, so you can designate. When the smartmates propertymanager is open, the software adds mates via mate. When you drag a component with a mate reference into an assembly, the solidworks software tries to find other. In this sample case, we have a crank handle and needs to mate a knob and a crank shaft to it. Solidworks term licensing tools for educators cam software design.
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. That is to say that a mate would be created for not only the primary mate reference, but the secondary and tertiary as well. 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. Multiple mated entities, each mate reference can contain up to three mated. Creating and using mate references solidworks tech blog. Solidworks assembly modeling course cadvision systems. Provide feedback on this topic solidworks welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. The component can then be mated to any matching geometry on another part within the assembly. In the following images, adding mate references is shown. A mate reference tells solidworks which geometry in a component will be used to hold. 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. 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. 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. So i named the mate reference for the housings have a mate reference name housing.
Mate references specify one or more entities of a component to use for automatic mating. For the knob, a round face is selected as the primary reference with concentric as the mate type. Using solidworks mate references you can drag and drop each component into your assembly, place it close to the right location, and then. Solidworks mate references save time when building an assembly. Solidworks mate references save time when building an. This video shows how to leverage multiple mate mode in an assembly to mate components together that share a common reference. If the name is the same, but the type does not match, the software does not add the mate. Mate references if we want to apply multiple automatic mates depending on. Mate reference with multiple mated entities in the solidworks knowledge base.944 101 1040 1198 26 1085 977 187 747 1612 1507 702 356 252 1159 345 107 398 1321 1545 1099 912 1477 383 62 108 431 522 619 19 1308 1319 1097 204 405 624 851 1108 673