Driven Mate Dimensions

You can set mate dimensions as driven, so that the value is influenced by other moving components in the assembly.

By default, mate dimensions are driving dimensions. For the following mate types you can change the dimensions to driven:
  • Distance and distance limit
  • Angle and angle limit
  • Width (Distance and Percentage options)
  • Slot (Distance and Percentage options)
  • Path (Distance and Percentage options)

To use driven mate dimensions:

Do one of the following:
  • In the graphics area, right-click the mate dimension and click Driven.
  • In the FeatureManager design tree, in the Mates folder, right-click the mate and select Driven.
  • In the graphics area, select the mate dimension. Then in the PropertyManager, on the Other tab, select Driven.
You can change the mate dimension back to driving by repeating one of the methods above and clearing Driven.