I have created various symbols to be placed into drawings when required, rather than having to re-create the same sketch everytime the drawing is produced.
When I place the symbol I am given the option to select where to insert it, based on the insertion point.
The problem is... once the symbol is placed there is no way (that I can figure out) to constrain to the view or dimension to it.
Does anyone know how to fix this? Surely there has to be a way...
I don't know of any way to do what you are asking, if I understand correctly.
Could you post an example of what you are trying to do?
Thank You for your reply. I have attached a step-by-step that hopefully better explains what I am trying to do.
As far as I know, you can only attach the leader to an object in a view, there is no way to specify an offset or dimension the sketched symbol.
Maybe you can do what you want with sketch blocks?
The only solution I could come up with is to do your symbol in Autocad as a block, then add a sketch to the view you want the symbol on and insert the Autocad block into the sketch.
Then you should be able to dimension from geometry projected from the view to the Autocad block.
Just a thought.
Unless I'm misunderstanding, you should be able to define Insert and Connection point for your symbols to assist with this. You can add sketch points, or use existing endpoint of lines for this.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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I am not familiat with Sketch Blocks, but just read through the wiki help on them...
I am not sure how that would help me, as I am looking to show the symbol in the drawing... unless I am not understanding it correctly.
I will try out your suggestion with the AutoCAD block.
I have tried your suggestion... those "grips" are only used for the insertion and selecting of the symbol.
They do not allow you to dimension to or constrain to these points.
I was thinking you might be able to use a sketch block on a sketch attached to the drawing view, but I see that is not an option.
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