Understanding constraints


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Understanding constraints

Constraints are a way to add intelligence to sketches, and in turn, parts in Autodesk Inventor. I want to talk a little bit about constraints before we get into creating geometry, because if you don't understand what a constraint is, you may become confused when you first start creating geometry. Because Auto Disk Inventor will automatically try to apply certain constraints to certain geometry as you're creating it. A constraint, by definition, is something that limits or restricts something. In this case, we're limiting or restricting the motion of sketch geometry.

We're essentially, adding intelligence to the model that instructs it how it can and can't move, as we make changes to our design. What I've done is setup a sketch practice part, which will allow you to very easily see what constraint do to geometry as it's been applied. To begin, we're going to edit this sketch that I've created. In the browser, you can see Sketch one, and you can double click on this i...

Understanding constraints
Video duration: 7m 39s 8h 36m Beginner Updated May 19, 2014

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Understanding constraints provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by John Helfen as part of the Inventor 2014 Essential Training

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