The Clash detection tool is located in the mechanical tool palette located under Tools in the menu bar. A ‘clash’ is the result of two objects in your design taking up the same space. A clash detection is the technique of identifying if, where, or how two or more parts of a grouping interfere with one another. Clash Analysis is suitable for checking mate, align, and interference checks for parts and assemblies. Example types of interference may be:
—volume sharing —face sharing —edge sharing —vertex sharing
The Clash Detection tool will report up twenty different types of clashes.