Repairing a Missing Mate Reference

You can repair missing mate references for references to faces, edges, planes, axes, and points.

SOLIDWORKS repairs the missing reference for a component by selecting a reference on the component that is in the same location and orientation to the missing reference.

For models that contain multiple missing mate references, right-click the Mates folder and click Auto Repair .

To repair a missing mate reference:
  1. Open a model that contains a mate error.
  2. Right-click the mate and in the context toolbar for the mate, click Auto Repair .
    If SOLIDWORKS cannot repair the error, you are prompted to solve the mate manually.