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Modifying a Mating Relationship

To modify a mating relationship:

  1. Expand the Mates folder in the FeatureManager design tree. Right-click one or more mates, and select Edit Feature.

    The mates appear under Mates in the PropertyManager and the related geometry is highlighted in the graphics area.

  2. In the PropertyManager, select the mate to edit under Mates and change the desired options.
    • Mate alignment (Aligned or Anti-aligned) on mates which imply a direction
    • Flip dimension to reverse the direction in which a Distance or Angle mate is measured
    • Value of an Angle or Distance mate
    • Select a different mate type.
  3. To replace one entity with another, click the entity to replace in the Mate Selections box, press Delete, then select the new entity.
  4. Click .
To change only the dimension value of a Distance or Angle mate, double-click the mate in the FeatureManager design tree, then double-click the dimension to edit. Enter the new value in the Modify box, then click Rebuild .

You can also control the value of distance and angle mates in a design table. The column header in the design table uses the syntax dimension@mate_name (for example, D1@Distance1.) In the table body cells, type the value for the dimension. See Dimensions in Configurations.

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