how to use mates in solidworks.

how may types of mates.and how to use them.

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the purpose of mate is to create a mechanism or model that made from at least 2 parts.
mates in solidworks are in 3 categories: standard mates, mechanical mates and advanced mates.
to use mate you should go to assembly mode. select the parts you wanna to mate them and select a logical mate from mate icon in assembly tool bar or from inset> mate.. for more tutorial search the web.

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use SW tutorial at install directory
for example: "__:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\swtutorial.chm"

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