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Mate Types in SolidWorks
Adapted From SolidWorks 2014 in 5 hours
Mates Types in SolidWorks
3 categories of mates types in SolidWorks:
Locates the selected faces, edges, points or planes so they use the same
A Coincident mate positions two vertices for contact.Slide4
: positions two vertices for contact.
Note: The Icon feedback symbol in SolidWorks for a Face, Edge, vertex, etc.Slide5
items to lie in parallel planes
translation and rotation that
keeps the selected items parallel
Locates selected items at a
deg angle to each other.
allows both translation & rotation of one part with respect to another.Slide7
Places selected items tangent to each other.
At least one selected item must be either a
conical, cylindrical, spherical face.Slide8
Locates selected items so they can share the
same center point.
Note: sometimes we want to prevent rotation in a concentric mate (e.g. putting a cam on a shaft).
Just check “Lock Rotation” option in the mate property manager.Slide9
Locates selected items with
specified distance between them.
Use drop-down arrow box or enter dist value directly.Slide10
. allow components to move within a range of values for distance and angle. Distance. Locates the selected items with a specified distance between them. Angle. Locates the selected items at the specified angle to each other.Slide11
Locates selected items at specified angle to each other.
Use drop-down arrow box or enter angle value directly.Slide12
GearOthersSlotRack & Pinion
. Forces plane, cylinder, or point to be tangent or coincident to a series of tangent extruded faces. Create Cam profile from lines, arcs, and splines that
are tangent and form a closed loop.
type of tangent or coincident mate.
, plane, or
of tangent extruded
faces (like on a cam).
Figure: 3 followers stay
in contact with
as it rotates.Slide14
Cam profile MUST be a series of TANGENT extruded faces that form a closed loop.Cam Profile Can Be:LinesArcs
SplinesCam follower: portion to be mated must be Cylindrical facePlanar faceVertexSlide15
Limits movement between 2 components to 1 rotational
Equiv to Concentric + Coincident. (can also limit angular movement between components).Slide16
Make 2 components rotate relative to each other, around selected axes.
establish gear type relations between components without making components physically mesh.
Align components before adding Mechanical gear mate.Can simulate BELT separate gears spatially and select Reverse
to change direction of rotation of output gear.Slide17
Gear & pulley examples
Adapted from Lego siteSlide18
Compound belt drivers
Pulleys at an angle – change rotation direction
- driver gear at 90
direction of rotation changes 90
when driver is turned.
also shows a gearing down arrangement - driver pulley < follower.Slide19Slide20