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Flakey Mates in SW 2k10?

Question asked by Tim R on Nov 10, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2010 by Jerry Steiger

I have found that mates/mating seems to be a bit flakey/haywire in SW2k10.. is this true or is this just an inheritance from the person who worked on the assembly file before me?  I change/add/delete a mate and I get a bunch of mate errors in other seemingly unrelated parts.  I do a "control q"/rebuild and the mates seem to be fine again. I also get numerous times when the mate command gives me a "do you want Solidworks to prevent this" messages where Solidworks seems to helpfully make things worse.  I am using SW2k10 SP4.0.  I never noticed this "herky-jerky mate kabloohey" in previous versions, but then again I have not in the past been working on assemblies from this particular drafter either.