Hi I'm on Solidworks 2014 and I'm just wondering is the question asked above possible? I know "/" can be used when you right click but that is not working for me.
Any help or ideas appreciated.
I guess I got enlightened. I can't believe I never noticed that command before, and I have to admit I didn't know you could add all the Mates for a component to the Mate command like that. However, after a little investigating, if you'll select a component from the tree and then activate the Mate command with the Mouse gesture you can get something very similar. You'll get the Mate command with the component and Lock selected by default, but all the mates for that component are shown at bottom. Click on one of them to edit it. You don't need to clear the existing selections first, just click on the Mate from the list at bottom.
Anyway, thanks for showing me that command. Six years of using this software every day and still learning.
Are you referring to if you can add a shortcut key to "mate" command ?
You can add shortcut
Tools > Customize > keyboard.
You can do it as a mouse gesture. Below is a screenshot of my assembly mouse gesture setup. Normally when I use it to activate the Mate command it will do just that, but if an existing mate is selected (highlighted) in the tree it will open up the command with the highlighted mate for editing, just like you'd get by clicking on it and choosing the Edit Feature icon.
Thanks for the response, I'm new to using these forums.
I have the mate command setup on mouse gestures already.
What I'm looking to add as a mouse gesture or a shortcut is the Add/Edit mates command, see it highlighted in the image below.
Enlighten me. Don't they do the same thing?
When you select a component and then select add/edit mates it allows you to edit all the mates of without leaving the mate window.
It means you don't have to, tick ok, go to the next error and edit mates and fix that.
I find this very handy if there is a few errors on a part or an assemblies mates.
Maybe there's another way to do it, I'm not sure.
It's not essential to have it as a gesture or short-cut obviously, just wondering was it possible?
Thanks for that, that' a good way to do it!
Yes this is possible via a simple macro. If you need then I can make the macro for you.
I'm happy with the way Glenn has suggested above.
However if there is a simple macro and you have time to do this that would be great.
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