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Flange SmartMates

In some special cases, you can create as many as three SmartMates at once. Each part must have a circular pattern of cylindrical holes (or bosses) on a planar face with a circular edge.


To add SmartMates based on a feature pattern:

  1. Drag the component into the assembly using the circular edge.

    When the pointer is over another circular edge, it changes to art\CYLSMATE.gif to indicate the mates that will result if the component is dropped at this location. A preview of the part snaps into place.


  2. Press the Tab key to rotate the part that you are dragging to create the correct orientation.

  3. Drop the component.


    The following mates are added:

    • A Concentric mate is added between the cylindrical faces.

    • A Coincident mate is added between the adjacent planar faces.

    • If possible, an additional Concentric mate is added between the pattern instance on the part that you are dragging and one on the part that is already in the assembly.

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