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To Check Your Model
After you create your mechanism model, you should verify its motion to determine whether the connections you defined will produce the motion you envision. You can make an open, active model move as follows:
Click Reconnect to run an assembly analysis. This process is also known as connecting the assembly. If your assembly is already connected, running an assembly analysis does not move your mechanism.
Drag a body interactively, study the movement of your mechanism and discover the extent to which bodies can be positioned by clicking Drag Components. The Drag dialog box opens. Use the options in the dialog box to disable connections, glue bodies, and apply geometry constraints to obtain a specific configuration. You can then save these configurations as snapshots for later reference.