Capturing Mate References from Existing Mates

To capture a mate reference from an existing mate:

  1. Edit a component in the context of an assembly.
  2. Click Mate Reference (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Mate Reference.
  3. In the PropertyManager, under References to Capture, select an entity or a mate.
    The entity, mate, and alignment of the mate appear under Primary Reference Entity.
  4. If desired, repeat Step 3 to add secondary and tertiary entities.
  5. Type a name under Reference Name and click to add the mate reference to the component.