I noticed this in 2010 and searching the help file didn't get me an answer. What does the vertical arrow symbol mean?
If the mate is suppresed this symbol goes away. I have no idea what it's trying to tell me.
I believe it means that this mate is holding the part in position as opposed to a mate where another part's position is defined by it's mate with this one.
Thanks Glenn and Paul,
I guess this has value but I've been doing without since 1998, it may take a while to understand how helpful it can be. Do you guys find it useful?
no, my assemblies are not the type that I need that information about my mates
The icon indicates mates that are in the path to ground. These mates hold the part in position relative to the origin of the assembly.
I find it especially handy when I have to go into someone else's stuff and figure out what is what. It's a nice visual clue as to what's holding what.
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