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How-To Question:  Modeling Bellows Covers

Question asked by Iain Hendry on Mar 9, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2016 by Anton Miller

Looking for ideas on how to model something - there must be an easy way to do this.


I'm designing a stacker that has a plate moved by a ballscrew.  I'm buying a bellows-type ballscrew cover to prevent contamination:




(Sort of like this - google Image search failed me)


At any rate - I've mocked up the representation in SolidWorks attached with the hope that when I put this in my assembly and make it Flexible, the bellows will update accordingly.  Not so.  I "get" why, but I'm not sure what to do as a simple workaround to make what I'm trying to do work.


Any ideas?