SOLIDWORKS Video – Flexible Subassemblies

We will take a look at using Flexible Subassembly, why we would use it and how to activate it.

In short, Flexible Subassemblies retain the degrees of freedom allowed in the subassembly level and bring that to the main assembly.  Subassemblies are always brought into the main assembly as a rigid subassembly, so this has to be activated separately.

In this example, we look at some engine components and see how we can make the piston rod subassembly flexible so that we can rotate the crank to move the pistons.