SmartMates

SmartMates in SOLIDWORKS, without the ALT key

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I am a huge fan of Shortcut Toolbars, Mouse Gestures, Quick Mates… anything to help with increasing user’s day to day proficiency. SmartMates is another good one – it creates one or more mates with the fewest mouse clicks. In SOLIDWORKS Essentials class we teach to hold down the ALT key and drag faces/edges onto other faces/edges. That works great if the 2 partnering items are both visible on the screen. If not, you cannot reorient the model mid-command, making […]

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