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Why Mates greyed out after assembly restructuring?

Question asked by Wayne Houwd on Dec 3, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2013 by Glenn Schroeder

Just recently get bored from Solidworks assembly restructure function-


Let's say we have

- an assembly as A, under A, there is A1 as subassembly;

- A has been mated with B via 5 constraints from A1;


Now, we restructure assembly A by promoting some parts from A1 into assembly A;


then the previous mates between A and B greyed out.


When editing the mates, B has no problem-we still can find the feature.


I have to work back on those mates 1 by 1 to find assembly A feature selection - surface, centre, etc...



My wondering here is -


All the mates between A and B are generated from A1 and B, the parts are still there after promoting;


Why all the mates get grey?


Is there a switch I missed out?



Best Regards,