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how to move a component of an assembly that is mated with other components

Question asked by Hugo Silva on Oct 16, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2019 by Glenn Schroeder

Dear all,

 

I am working on an assembly in Solidworks 2018

 

In my assembly, I have a large plate which I use as ground. I inserted it first and then clicked "fix".
I asseembled everything. However, I realized that my elements, which should be placed right on
the ground (coincident), are in fact above like 150 mm. If I do a distance mate to 0 mm, I get mating errors

 

The problem is that there are other elements connected along the system, such as pipes and other devices.
That's why I am getting these errors.

 

Is there a way to ground the lifted elements while keeping the other mates? Of course, all the affected elements will move accordingly, but that's not a problem for me.

 

Thank you in advance,

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