To Exclude a Flexible Component from a Dragging Operation
1. In the Model Tree, right-click the flexible component to be excluded from the dragging operation. The shortcut menu appears.
2. Choose Edit Definition. The Component Placement tab opens.
3. Click Flexibility > Varied Items. The Varied Items dialog box opens.
4. To automatically exclude the component from dragging operations, create, or use an existing varied dimension that connects two rigid bodies using the Distance method.
a. Select Distance from the Method list. The Measure dialog opens.
b. Select two entities in the assembly that drive the value. Defining the dimensions varied item as the distance between two rigid bodies, allows the flexible component to be updated to a new location during regeneration following a dragging operation.
5. Click . The flexible component is now excluded from the assembly during dragging operations.
6. Click OK.
To include an excluded flexible component in the assembly click in the Varied Items dialog box.