When you work by yourself you tend to take for granted what you know!With the purchase of our second SolidWorks license, for the first time in my working life I share an office with another SolidWorks user. He’s a young Industrial Designer, just graduated with Honour’s from University . Good young bloke & once we educate him about real world working life & not just that Uni theory stuff he’ll be right He has a few years experience with SolidWorks & pretty much knows his way around the software. This afternoon he was working on a sliding restraint to secure crockery. He had modeled up the restraint and had inserted it in the cabinet Assembly as a Sub-Assembly. I watched for a while as he toggled screens between the Sub Assembly & the Assembly adjusting the slide to the position he wanted! He then worked out he could “Edit” the Assembly in context & adjust the slide that way as well. It was then I thought I should step in & educate him in the ways of Component Properties – Flexible Working (movable) Hinge & Gas Struts in Sub-Assembly Select Sub – Assembly – RMB (Right Mouse Button)
Select – Component Properties Select Solve As – Flexible Simple as that. Movement in Sub-Assembly now available in Assembly.
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