For example I want to lock these 6 screws in place. So when I move one of them all the other screws follow along with it.
If you used the hole wizard to create the holes the screws fit into, just place one screw, then use the pattern driven pattern to populate the rest, then when you move one, they will remain in formation.
Out of interest, what are you trying to achieve with moving all screws at once?
Sure can. You need to 'lock' the screws wrt each other.
Onc fast way is to use multiple mate mode to "lock" all the screws together in 1 step.
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Bjorn Hulman wrote: Out of interest, what are you trying to achieve with moving all screws at once?
Bjorn Hulman wrote:
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I'm trying to make it so when I create an exploded view, the screws will be in the same relative position as to each other.
You don't have to lock the parts together. When you create an exploded view (How to make exploded view | in solidworks | Assmebly ? - YouTube ) and select all the screws for a single step, they will all move the same specified distance.
when you do an exploded view, conflicting mates will be ignored until the exploded view is suppressed. So even if you lock the parts together, if you only select one in the exploded view operation, it will only move the part selected.
Mate one screw as you want it and then for the other screws use a coincident mate to mate their top faces so they'll move as one.
I think we all wonder why or what you're trying to do here...
What you show is great, but I've never ever used the Lock Mate and can't see any value in it for parametric models. Another way to do this is use a circle pattern....
I ended up creating a circular pattern as Bjorn suggested. Thanks everyone!
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