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Standard Mates by Entity

Mates create geometric relationships, such as coincident, perpendicular, tangent, and so on. Each mate is valid for specific combinations of geometry. The following tables list the valid mates for all geometry types.

Circular or Arc Edge

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Circular or Arc Edge Cone Coincident, Concentric
Circular or Arc Edge Line Concentric
Circular or Arc Edge Cylinder Concentric, Coincident
Circular or Arc Edge Plane Coincident
Circular or Arc Edge Circular or Arc Edge Concentric

Cone

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Cone Circular or Arc Edge Coincident, Concentric
Cone Cone Angle, Coincident, Concentric, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular
Cone Cylinder Angle, Concentric, Parallel, Perpendicular
Cone Extrusion Tangent
Cone Line Angle, Concentric, Parallel, Perpendicular
Cone Plane Tangent
Cone Point Coincident, Concentric
Cone Sphere Tangent

Curve

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Curve Point Coincident, Distance

Cylinder

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Cylinder Cone Angle, Concentric, Parallel, Perpendicular
Cylinder Cylinder Angle, Concentric, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent
Cylinder Extrusion Angle, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent
Cylinder Line Angle, Coincident, Concentric, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent
Cylinder Plane Distance, Tangent
Cylinder Point Coincident, Concentric, Distance
Cylinder Sphere Concentric, Tangent
Cylinder Circular Edge Concentric, Coincident
Cylinder Surface Tangent

Extrusion

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Extrusion Cone Angle, Parallel, Perpendicular
Extrusion Cylinder Angle, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent
Extrusion Extrusion Angle, Parallel, Perpendicular
Extrusion Line Angle, Parallel, Perpendicular
Extrusion Plane Tangent
Extrusion Point Coincident

Line

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Line Cone Angle, Concentric, Parallel, Perpendicular
Line Cylinder Angle, Coincident, Concentric, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent
Line Extrusion Angle, Parallel, Perpendicular
Line Line Angle, Coincident, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular
Line Plane Coincident, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular
Line Point Coincident, Distance
Line Sphere Concentric, Distance, Tangent
Line Circular Edge Concentric

Plane

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Plane Cone Tangent
Plane Cylinder Distance, Tangent
Plane Extrusion Tangent
Plane Line Coincident, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular
Plane Plane Angle, Coincident, Distance, Parallel, Perpendicular
Plane Point Coincident, Distance
Plane Sphere Distance, Tangent
Plane Circular Edge Coincident
Plane Surface Tangent

Point

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Point Cone Coincident, Concentric
Point Curve Coincident, Distance
Point Cylinder Coincident, Concentric, Distance
Point Extrusion Coincident
Point Line Coincident, Distance
Point Plane Coincident, Distance
Point Point Coincident, Distance
Point Sphere Coincident, Concentric, Distance
Point Surface Coincident

Sphere

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Sphere Cone Tangent
Sphere Cylinder Concentric, Tangent
Sphere Line Concentric, Distance, Tangent
Sphere Plane Distance, Tangent
Sphere Point Coincident, Concentric, Distance
Sphere Sphere Concentric, Distance, Tangent

Surface

Mate Entity Mate Entity Valid Mate Types
Surface Cylinder Tangent
Surface Plane Tangent
Surface Point Coincident


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