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Constraint Dots

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09-13-2012 09:59 AM

I have Inventor 2012.  When I work on a new model, I have the Yellow and Green dots when sketching. 

 

However if I work on an older model, the dots do not appear.  I have everything on. See attachments.  Not sure what else to check.

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 10:53 AM in reply to: cadcamm99

On an existing sketch you will have to use show constraints to see the conincident constraints (yellow boxes).

 

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 10:59 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

Quick key to show Constraints is F8, just for reference.... F9 turns them off.

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 11:10 AM in reply to: cbenner

Actually didn't mean the grips.  I meant the yellow dot that follows the cursor and the green dot that shows up when your cursor is on an end point, midpoint or intersection point.

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 12:26 PM in reply to: cadcamm99

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 12:30 PM in reply to: mrattray

OP's first pic shows those already set.

 

Just a guess since you mentioned older files, is it possible these files have not been fully migrated or saved up to the latest version you are using?

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Message 7 of 10 (212 Views)

Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 12:35 PM in reply to: cadcamm99

Turns out it is my part that is causing the problem.  After leaving Inventor and going back into it, things went back to normal.  However the more I worked with the part, it became progressivly unstable.  Not sure why part is doing that.

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 12:37 PM in reply to: cadcamm99

if possible, post your file/s here for others to look over.


I don't have 2012 myself, still on 2011 but maybe someone else can take a peek into your model and prehaps find something odd in there.

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 12:49 PM in reply to: ampster

Oops, missed that.

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Re: Constraint Dots

09-13-2012 01:00 PM in reply to: cadcamm99

Have you done a rebuild on the part?

John Retzlaff

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