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Interference Check Overview
Component interference, misaligned and mismatched holes and fasteners, and incorrect tolerancing of manufactured parts are the main causes of high rework and scrap costs on the assembly floor. When using only a 2D CAD tool, it is very difficult to uncover these issues before going into manufacturing.
SolidWorks tools help you verify your designs will fit, assemble, and operate correctly before you make any parts. Interference checking finds issues early in design, giving you more time to make less costly fixes. SolidWorks interference checking capabilities include:
- 2D and 3D Collision detection—Check that all your parts fit and can move as intended before building any prototypes
- Hole misalignment and thread mismatch checks—Ensure that all mating parts, mounting holes, and fasteners align and that threads match in assembly design
- Tolerance analysis—Assess manufacturability beginning with dimensions and tolerances long before getting to production