Mating Parts Together in an Assembly with SolidWorks 2014


show more When you create an assembly, you combine multiple parts together. You can mate specific parts within your assembly if you need them to stay connected throughout the assembly process. Learn about mating parts together in an assembly in this online course, which covers how to mate two parts together and the types of mating available in SOLIDWORKS. show less
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Mating parts together in an assembly

Mating parts together is a fundamental skill of working with assemblies. Mates are very similar to sketch relationships, we choose 2 or more faces planes lines or points and then choose how we want to have them connected. The most basic is a coincident mate, this is basically just saying you want the two items touching. Let's take a look. Over here we have an example of a block and we have a couple of components we want to attach to that block. We want to make those components together. This component here is the first component in our assembly and it's fixed. It's not moving around. Now what I want to do is I want to add these other components to it.

So, come up here to the assembly tool bar at the very top, or on the assembly ribbon. And come over here to mate. And the way mate works is it automatically will help you choose the correct mate depending upon your selections. So, in this case here, I want this face here to touch this inside face here. And, if I just click on those two faces, not...

Mating parts together in an assembly
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When you create an assembly, you combine multiple parts together. You can mate specific parts within your assembly if you need them to stay connected throughout the assembly process. Learn about mating parts together in an assembly in this online course, which covers how to mate two parts together and the types of mating available in SOLIDWORKS.

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