12 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2018 8:22 AM by Richard Earley

    Insert Distance Mate as Model Item

    Rob Edwards

      Hi Guys


      I'm not able to insert a distance mate as a model item


      From the help file it explicitly states that this is possible.


      2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Model Items PropertyManager


      My Mate Dimension is marked for drawing but no joy...


      Selected Feature Doesn't work...  Entire Model no better  .. All the sketch dims come in just fine

      Messing about explicitly choosing 'Only Assembly' option I managed to get this popup

      [edit..  the pictures disappeared from my post and I can't recreate the pop up..  but it said distance1 is not parallel to view]


      The distance mate is between the Right Planes of these two assemblies, and I have a front view...  surely this is correct?


      So I tried inserting into a Top View and get this


      Is this a bug?  or am I just looking at it funny?

      #Glad It's 5 O'Clock



      2016 attached


      Message was edited by: Rob Edwards None of my screen snips came in.. edited to add [most of] them back