How do you mate gears in solidworks

Which kind of mates can be used to mate any type of gears in an assembly in solidworks. [helical, spur, gears with intersecting axis etc]

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In the 'Mate' menu, there is a tab labelled 'Mechanical Mates'. In there, you will find a 'Gear' mating option. I am unsure which surfaces should be selected though; it may be meant for a simplified model of two cylinders (with the diameters being the pitch diameters of the two gears) with no teeth.

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