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assembly tips

Question asked by 1-UNGB8X on Nov 18, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2010 by 1-UNGB8X

I am new to SolidWorks and have been enjoying it immensely. I've just started working with assemblies and drawings. I have 2 questions:

 

1. Are there any tips for assembly in the sense of how to construct in a logical mannerr? Basically, how do you not get confused about where things are, go and act while assembling a large project?

 

2. What is a good example of when to use the tangent mate? So far I've really only used parellel, concentric and coincident.

 

Any help, tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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