Solidworks prevents me from selecting a flexible sub-assembly. What should I do in order for it to enable me to select flexible?
There is no option that can be turned on/off for selection of flexible assembly. What kind of issues are you experiencing while trying to select them?
I am trying to import one assembly into another and then use mates to join the two parts together so that they move simultaneously. The first assembly moves fine, but the one which I imported is locked into place and does not move. Thanks!
Check two things:
1. The assembly is not fixed. Check by dragging the assembly. If yes then right click on it and select float
2. Set the assembly as flexible first.
So I realize that I need to set the assembly as flexible, but whenever I try to go into the settings to change it, it blocks me out and doesn't even let me click flexible. Is there some setting which I am forgetting to manipulate which doesn't allow me to set the assembly to flexible?
How are you trying to make the subassembly flexible? I usually right click on the subassembly in the tree and click the button for "Make Subassembly Flexible". What happens when you try this?
Alright thanks for that! I went through component properties and that did not work, but this did!
However, the problem is although the added subassembly is now set to flexible, it still does not move. Any Ideas?
Make sure the parts that you want to move are not fully mated in the subassembly. You can only move flexibly subassemblies within the degrees of freedom allowed in the subassembly itself. When I use flexible subassemblies I usually have one configuration with everything fully defined and I use this configuration for making the subassembly drawing. That way I don't have parts changing locations on the drawing unexpectedly. Then I'll make a second configuration where I suppress certain mates to allow components to move around freely. In the top level assembly you just need to make sure you are using the right configuration of the subassembly so the parts can move.
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