Mates / constraints

Does anyone know if there is a way to add a mate to two objects. They are also sometimes called constraints.
I have used them in SolidWorks when I worked, but now use Sketchup in my retirement.
I want to be able to check that one component doesn’t hit another on a pivot joint.
I know it is possible to swing one part about an axis whilst using move, but the relationship is lost when the operation is cancelled.
Thanks in advance.

There isn’t anything like that in SketchUp. No collision detection, either.

There is an extension called Sketchy Physics that might let you do some of what you want. Check at Sketchucation.

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Thanks Dave. I’ll have a look.