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Toggling Between Flexible and Rigid States

You can toggle between the flexible and rigid states for subassemblies from the subassembly shortcut bar.

To make a rigid subassembly flexible:

  1. Open an assembly containing a rigid subassembly.
  2. In the FeatureManager design tree, click the rigid subassembly, and click Flexible or Rigid fm_subassembly_flexible_from_rigid2.png.

    You can also click Flexible or Rigid assemtb_40.png (Assembly toolbar).

    To make a flexible subassembly rigid, select the subassembly and click Flexible or Rigid fr_subassembly_from_flex_to_rigid.png.

    For models with multiple configurations, following this method affects only the active configuration.

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