# Which mate allows the most degrees of freedom Onshape?

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## Which mate allows the most degrees of freedom in Onshape?

In Onshape there is just one Mate between any two parts, and therefore the movement (degrees of freedom) between those two parts embedded within the Mate.

Mates in Onshape & their Types [2020]

Degrees of Freedom Mate Types
Three Degrees of Freedom Planar Mate Ball Mate
Four Degree of Freedom Parallel Mate

## How many degrees of freedom does a fastened mate have?

A mate can transfer constraint and location in any number and any combination of the six degrees of freedom (three rotational and three rotational).

## What is a degree of freedom Onshape?

When you select mates with the exact degrees of freedom required by the relation, Onshape displays the degree of freedom in the dialog for each mate. The icons indicate the specific degrees of freedom of each mate: linear movement along the Z axis for Slider, and revolving movement about the Z axis for Revolute.

## What is a mate in Onshape?

A mate connector is essentially a point with a local coordinate system. In Onshape, we are mating these two points (mate connectors) and then defining their degrees of freedom with the mate type.

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## How many degrees of freedom does a grounded part have?

All parts initially have six DOF without any assembly constraint. The six DOF include three translational ones (linear along the x-, y-, or z-axis) and three rotational ones (angular along the x-, y-, or z-axis, as shown in Figure 1). A part or assembly is considered grounded (fixed in space) when it has no DOF.

## How many entities can you choose to mate with an angle mate?

Click Mate (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mate. In the Mate PropertyManager, for Entities to Mate , select two entities in the graphics area or the flyout FeatureManager design tree. Under Standard Mates, click Angle and set the dimension.

## Can you animate movement in an Onshape Assembly?

You can animate one mate at a time. Right-click the mate in question and select Animate. Adjust the parameters as desired and click the triangular Play icon.

## How do you attach parts to Onshape?

Merging

1. Tap the Versions and history icon to open the panel:
2. Tap the information icon next to the Source workspace and tap Merge: