Working with large assemblies in SOLIDWORKS can be very challenging — and even frustrating — if you’re not familiar with some basic large assembly performance improvement techniques.
Taking a look at the use and setup of the seven mechanical mates in SOLIDWORKS Choosing which mates to use when building your assemblies in SOLIDWORKS depends on what you want to do with the assembly itself.
An introduction to SOLIDWORKS’ 7 advanced assembly mates and when to use them When you’re building a static assembly — or even one that just needs to look a certain way for renders or meetings — the standard mates in SOLIDWORKS (coincident, parallel, perpendicular, tangent, concentric, lock, distance, angle) will usually be enough.
The importance of design strength and constructability in SOLIDWORKS weldments Designing SOLIDWORKS weldments is a great way to generate a frame or chassis, which is often used as the highest strength-bearing component of the assembly.
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