I'm coming at SolidWorks from Creo. Things were so simple there. You choose the assemble command, then choose your assembly constraints (mating surfaces or what-have-you), then you click the green check mark.
Now I have to place the component in the window, leaving it in some arbitrary location. Then I have to right-click and make it "float". Then I have to do the Mate command to choose my assembly constraints.
Why is it so difficult? Why do they throw in this float/fix thing, that only resides on the right-click menu? Why are the assemble and mate commands separate? Is there an advantage to this?
And how, when I am mating them up, do I view a previous mate constraint? I can see them if I go back in after it's complete, but I don't see how to get to them while I'm still defining them.