Join John Helfen for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Insert constraint, part of Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor.
At this point, we've nearly completed our Assembly.…The last step in the process is to align the faceplate to the engine block properly.…We're going to do that with the Insert constraint.…If we right-click in the Graphics window, we can bring up the Constraint dialog box from the marking menu.…Now up to this point we've used the Make constraint, and in the Type section of the dialog box…we want to switch to an Insert constraint.…Now an Insert constraint is essentially a shortcut to creating two Make constraints.…Let me show you what I mean.…We're going to make our first selection on the faceplate.…We want to align this hole with the hole on the engine block.…
What you'll notice is if I hover over this hole, two items are highlighting, the edge…of the hole, and the access through the hole.…I am going to go ahead and make this selection by left-clicking, and we'll rotate to find…the corresponding hole on the engine block.…The hole we selected on the faceplate should align with this hole on the engine block.…
- Navigating drawings with the View Cube and other navigation tools
- Sketching geometry
- Dimensioning parts
- Creating parameters
- Drawing circles, squares, and other shapes
- Creating extrusions
- Creating and managing constraints in assemblies
- Setting basic drawing dimensions
Skill Level Beginner
1. Basic Concepts
2. Navigating the Interface
4. Part Modeling
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