In this section we implement a characterization based on eigen-twists and eigen-wrenches for the deformation of a compliant mechanism at a given point of interest. For 2-D mechanisms, this involves characterizing the compliance matrix at a unique point called the center of elasticity. At the center of elasticity, the translation and rotational compliances are decoupled. We give an intuitive graphical understanding of compliance at this point by representing the translational compliance as an ellipse and the coupling between the translational and rotational parameters as vectors (Coupling vectors). This representation gives us an intuitive understanding of series and parallel combination of building blocks. We obtain a parametric variation of these quantities for a compliant dyad building block, and show with examples how a mechanism can be synthesized by a combination of building blocks to obtain desired deformation requirements. We also propose a combination of series and parallel concatenation to achieve more than one specification simultaneously. Such a characterization can be extended to synthesize involving multiple ports.