Join John Helfen for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding constraints, part of Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor.
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In this movie we want to focus on Sketch Constraints.…As we move closer to sketching, it's important to understand what constraints are and how…they help build intelligence into your sketches, and in turn, your parts and assemblies.…It's important because Inventor will automatically apply constraints during the sketching process.…And if you don't know what constraints are, you could easily become confused or frustrated.…A constraint by definition is something that confines or restricts within prescribed bounds.…What that means is constraints are essentially rules that tell sketch geometry how it can…and can't move, how big it can be, or how it is to react in relation to other sketch geometry.…
In Inventor sketch constraints come in two flavors, Dimensional and Geometric.…Dimensional constraints are just that, dimensions that tell a piece of geometry exactly how…big it needs to be, and we'll cover dimensions in a later movie.…In this movie we'll focus on Geometric constraints.…I've created a simple practice file that will help you quickly understand how geometric…
- 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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