Automating the creation of geometric constraints


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Automating the creation of geometric constraints

If you are someone who creates drawings using geometric constraints, you know that it's a two-step process. First, you have to create your line work, then you have to come back and apply your constraints. Well, AutoCAD 2011 cuts our work in half, by allowing us to apply our constraints automatically as we draw. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to use inferred constraints. On my screen I have a simple mechanical part and this part has several constraints applied to it. Now, they are not showing up on screen right now. To turn on my constraint bars, I am going to go to the Parametric tab and in the Geometric panel, I am going to select Show All.

If we hover over the constraint bar, we can see the relationships between the entities. Now, I would like to recreate this geometry, but I don't want to do it the typical way. I don't want to create the line work and then add the constraints afterward. Instead, I am going to use the new Infer Constraints toggle in the status bar....

Automating the creation of geometric constraints
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Automating the creation of geometric constraints provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 New Features

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