Mating to Origins and Coordinate Systems

You can apply a coincident mate between the origin or a coordinate system of a component and the origin or a coordinate system of the assembly or another component.

If you also select to align the axes, the one coincident mate fully constrains the component.

This is useful in designs with modular components whose positions and orientations are fully defined.

You can use SmartMates to create mates involving coordinate systems and origins. Pointer indicates a potential mate between two coordinate systems or between a coordinate system and an origin. When you drop a component to create a coordinate system SmartMate, you can select Align axes on the pop-up toolbar.