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Create parts stack up

Question asked by Hersh Sridhar Iyer on Mar 28, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 2, 2013 by Hersh Sridhar Iyer



I am very new to SW and 3D modelling.
I am trying to create a simple assembly by stacking exactly similar parts on top on each other. Basically, the bottom face of Part1 and Top face of Part2 must be mated. This does not ensure that the parts are exactly stacked up since they can still move in 2 orientations while maintaining the mate condition.

What is the correct way to mate these parts? I tried adding mate references on edges and that doesn't work either.

The bigger problem I am trying to solve is to place multiple such parts on top of each other and create an assembly using the solidworks API. Since the API will require named part features and cannot work with co-ordinates, I was checking the mate references feature.

Please advise. Parts 1 and 2 attached.