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designing an accordian arm system

Question asked by Joe Brooks on Nov 27, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 27, 2012 by Wayne Schafer

I am trying to design an accordian arm system in SolidWorks.  i need to create an assembly with each arm riveted or bolted together at its pivet points.  Does anyone know if an easy way to figure out the arm length, space required when compact vs expanded etc?

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the image is an exaple of the concept.  any help would be greatly apreciated.  thanks!!!

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