Diagnosing Mate Problems Using MateXpert

To diagnose mating problems:

  1. Click Tools > Evaluate > MateXpert, or right-click the assembly, Mates folder, or any mate in the Mates folder, and select MateXpert.
    The MateXpert option is available only in assemblies with unresolved mate errors.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Analyze Problem, click Diagnose.
    One or more subsets of mates with problems appear. In the graphics area, components that are not related to the current subset become transparent. A message appears with information on the mating problem.
  3. Under Not Satisfied Mates, click a mate.
    The entities in the unsolved mate are highlighted in the graphics area. A message tells you the distance or angle by which the mated entities are currently misaligned.
    Mates that appear under both Analyze Problem and Not Satisfied Mates appear in bold.
  4. Right-click a mate in the PropertyManager and select:
    Option Description
    Edit Mates Opens the Mate PropertyManager so you can edit the mate.
    Toggle alignment Toggles the mate alignment between aligned and anti-aligned. (Available only for mates with alignment problems.)
    If a mate is dangling, you can suppress or edit it here, or close the PropertyManager and use Replace Mate Entities to fix it. See Mated Entities PropertyManager.
  5. Click .
    MateXpert analyzes only one Mates folder at a time. Subassembly Mate folders are not included in the analysis of a top-level assembly Mates folder. You can analyze the Mates folder in any subassembly separately.