How do you unlock parts in SolidWorks?

How do you Unfix something in Solidworks?

To fix or float an assembly component:

  1. Right-click the component in the graphics area or the component’s name in the FeatureManager design tree.
  2. Select Fix or Float.
  3. In assemblies with multiple configurations, select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Specified Configurations.

How do you fix external references in Solidworks?

Replacing Broken References

  1. Select a file with a broken reference.
  2. Click Tools > Update References . …
  3. Select a reference to replace and click Edit > Replace File.
  4. In the Replace File dialog box, browse to the file that will replace the broken reference.
  5. Click Open.

How do you select all parts in Solidworks?

To select everything in the graphics area: Click Edit > Select All, or press Ctrl+A. To limit the selection to specific entities in a part, pre-select one or more entities in the graphics area. For example, pre-select an edge and a vertex to limit the selection to all edges and vertices.

How do you limit a mate in Solidworks?

To add a limit mate:

  1. Click Mate (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mate.
  2. Under Mate Selections, select the entities to mate for Entities to Mate .
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Advanced Mates: Click Distance or Angle . …
  4. A LimitDistance or LimitAngle mate is added to the assembly.
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Why is part fixed in SolidWorks assembly?

It is recommended that at least one assembly component is either fixed, or mated to the assembly planes or origin. This gives a frame of reference for all other mates, and helps prevent unexpected movement of components when mates are added. A fixed component has a (f) before its name in the FeatureManager design tree.

How do you make an exploded assembly in SolidWorks?

Creating Exploded Views (Assemblies)

  1. Do one of the following options: Click Exploded View . …
  2. Select one or more components to include in the first explode step. …
  3. Drag a translation or rotation handle to move selected components.
  4. Modify explode options: …
  5. Click Done. …
  6. Create more explode steps as required, and click .

What is temporary fix group in SolidWorks?

Temporarily Fixing or Grouping Components



You can temporarily fix or group components to affect their behavior when you drag to move or rotate components. To fix or group components: Click Temporary Fix/Group (Assembly toolbar).

How do you remove broken external references in SolidWorks?

To lock, unlock, or break external references in the External References dialog box:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree: …
  2. Click External References. …
  3. To modify external references, select the external references and click Break Selected, Lock Selected, or Unlock Selected. …
  4. Click OK.

How do I change references in SolidWorks assembly?

To edit the locations and names of referenced files:

  1. Click Open or File > Open.
  2. In the Open dialog box, click References. The Edit Referenced File Locations dialog box appears.
  3. Edit the path or file name by using one of the following methods: Click a cell to change the name or path. Then, click a different cell.
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Right-click the top-level part node and click Break Links to break the links for all 3D Interconnect feature links in the part. This is an irreversible action. After you break the links, you cannot reconnect or update the part with the original part.

How do I select an assembly in Solidworks?

You can select all the assembly components that are visible from a standard or current view. You can select a subassembly in the graphics area by right-clicking one of its components and choosing Select Subassembly.

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