The SOLIDWORKS Profile Center Mates command is useful for mating parts that need to be centered with each other.
Profile Center Mate automatically center-aligns geometric profiles to each other and fully defines the components.
Using this command is very easy. The only restriction is the mating features need to be flat surfaces. In this example, I have three parts. The mate is located in the Advanced Mates section.
Select the features that are to be mated.
Select the Profile Center option on the Advanced Mates and the parts are automatically oriented together based on their centers.
There are also plenty of options for the way the parts are mated. The features don’t have to be the end of the parts. As long as it is a flat, rectangular, or circular surface, it can be used.
The Orientation option is very functional as well. You can rotate the second item of the mate in 90° increments in either direction.
In summary, take a look and play with this functionality. It is very unique in the way it works and can become very handy when you need it.
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