Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References

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Creating mate references in parts used frequently is a great way to speed up the assembly process.  With a couple of selections, automatic mates will be applied to a part as soon as it is inserted into the assembly.  However, sometimes the automatic mates will not be what we want them to be. First, the mate reference command can be found at Insert/Reference Geometry/Mate Reference or under Reference Geometry on the Features tab of a part file Command Manager or […]

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