To insert a new component into a subassembly, you must edit the subassembly in its own window. You cannot insert a new component into a subassembly while you are editing the top-level assembly. Also, you cannot insert a new component while you are editing the subassembly in the context of a higher level assembly.
How do I add an assembly to assembly?
- Place the component.
- Select the assembly.
- Click the Options button in the lower-right corner of the Open dialog box.
- In the File Open Options dialog box, select the desired view representation, such as Default, from the Design View Representation drop-down list.
- Click OK.
- Click Open.
How do you create a sub assembly in assembly in SolidWorks?
Do one of the following:
- Right-click one of the selected components, and select Form New Subassembly.
- Click Insert > Component > Assembly from [Selected] Components. To form a subassembly from components contained in a folder in the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the folder and click Form New Subassembly.
How do I allow parts to move in Solidworks assembly?
Using the PropertyManager to Move a Component
Click Move Component (Assembly toolbar) or Tools > Component > Move. The Move Component PropertyManager appears, and the pointer changes to . Select one or more components in the graphics area. Select a component and drag in any direction.
How do I make a Solidworks assembly flexible?
To make a rigid subassembly flexible:
- Open an assembly containing a rigid subassembly.
- In the FeatureManager design tree, click the rigid subassembly, and click Make Subassembly Flexible . To make a flexible subassembly rigid, click the subassembly and click Make Subassembly Rigid .
How do I open a sub assembly in SolidWorks?
You can open a subassembly in its own window from the FeatureManager design tree or from the graphics area. To open a subassembly from the FeatureManager design tree: In the FeatureManager design tree, select the subassembly. Click Open Subassembly (context toolbar).
What is a sub assembly in SolidWorks?
Subassemblies are an excellent method for both organizing design assets and improving assembly performance in SOLIDWORKS. Simply put, a subassembly is an assembly within an assembly, and they’re used very regularly by design professionals.
How do you dissolve a subassembly in Solidworks?
To dissolve a subassembly from the graphics area, right-click the subassembly and click Select Subassembly. Then right-click in the graphics area and click Dissolve Subassembly.
How do I fix sub assembly in Solidworks?
To fix or float an assembly component:
- Right-click the component in the graphics area or the component’s name in the FeatureManager design tree.
- Select Fix or Float.
- In assemblies with multiple configurations, select This Configuration, All Configurations, or Specified Configurations.
What is a flexible assembly?
A flexible assembly system (FAS) is a fully integrated production system consisting of computer numerically controlled assembly stations, connected by an automated material handling system, all under the control of a central computer.