How can I create mates when I download an assembly ?

I download an assembly with parts but there is no mate relations. Shouldn't the drawer add this? How can I solve this? thanks.

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If you downloaded solidworks assembly, either the creator might not have assigned the mates or he didn't know that something called "mates" exist in solidworks. :P
if you downloaded step/iges files you are not going to have any mates when you open it in solidworks. In any case you need to assign mates manually.

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what format was the assembly, let me have link to assembly and I will take a look

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