As I built my assembly I started out with the cams and the followers and mated them. It worked fine at first when I did the animation but after I added more parts to the assembly the cam mates started jumping to the other side as it rotated. Is there a way in solidworks to specify the cams as solid and for the mating parts not to pass through them? I've been working on this for more than a week. Among other things, I've tried adding path mates to restrict the distance that the followers could travel and also a distance mate to keep the follower on one side. Neither worked.
SolidWorks Professional 2013 x64 Edition SP 4.0