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MateXpert

MateXpert is a tool that allows you to identify mating problems in an assembly. You can examine the details of mates that are not satisfied, and identify groups of mates which over define the assembly.

You can also use mate callouts and View Mate Errors to help identify and resolve mating problems.

Versions of the software after SolidWorks 2001 may find a mating error that went undetected in earlier versions of SolidWorks. These are primarily conflicts between mates and in-context features. Remember that when this error occurs, it is important to understand that the mate problem is not a new one. It existed in earlier versions of SolidWorks but was not detected by the software. MateXpert can help you identify these errors.

The following icons indicate errors or warnings in an assembly:
Error Icon Description
Indicates an error in the model. This icon appears on the document name at the top of the FeatureManager design tree and on the component that contains the error. When it appears on the Mates folder, it indicates that one or more mates are not satisfied.
Indicates a warning in the model. This icon appears on the document name at the top of the FeatureManager design tree and on the component that contains the feature that issued the warning. When it appears on the Mates folder, it indicates that all the mates are satisfied, but one or more mates are over defined.
See What's Wrong for more information on identifying errors and warnings in parts and assemblies.


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