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Solidworks automatically reversing mates

Question asked by Tim R on May 12, 2009
Latest reply on May 12, 2009 by Tim R
Sometimes, when I am adding mates in an assembly; Solidworks gets overly helpful and reverses mates for me.. whether I want it to or not. I get a message:

"The alignment of the following mates was reversed to prevent mate errors:"

Most of the time SW guesses wrong and reverses mates that i want left alone.. is there a way to get SW to ask me:

"The alignment of the following mates " should be reversed" reversed to prevent mate errors, do you want to do this?:"

Most of the time I have to spend time figuring out how to get back to where I was before SW tried to help me out. Is there an option somewhere to shut this automatic reversing off? or to get it to ask before it makes the change for me? I've looked for an answer to this in other threads but couldn't find it, if another thread covered this please point me to that one. Thanks.