fixing components in solidworks assembly without fixing mates..

how to fix the POSITION of a component and not the mates between components..
i got stuck with this during assembly of suspension system..pls help

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If you want to fix the components in space in what ever potion they are right now, then you can use lock mate.
select mates-> lock-> then select the components and select the assembly origin.

 
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Try distance mates between the planes in the assembly and faces or planes in the parts.

 
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