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Lightcutter
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Registered: ‎04-12-2010
Message 1 of 10 (574 Views)

Fully Constrained Sketch

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10-31-2012 02:28 PM

I use some very complicated sketches, shared across multiple parts in an assembly.

 

Today, without trying, I had my first ever fully constrained sketch.

 

It was a beautiful sight to behold.

 

Carry on.

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jclaidler
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-01-2012 05:42 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Maybe your sketches are too complicated.  Just a thought.  :smileysurprised:

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japike
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-01-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Congradulations on the fully constrained sketch!!!! That's an extremely important acomplishment. So much so, that I encourage (actually I demand) that our designers fully contrain EVERY sketch. I also encourage them to keep the sketches as small and uncomplicated as possible. Now you need to make sure that the rest of your sketches are properly constrained as well.

 

 

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ampster
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-01-2012 07:00 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

ditto on both the previous responses...

 

sketches should be kept simple

 

fully constrain all the time

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JDMather
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Message 5 of 10 (505 Views)

Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-01-2012 09:14 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Lightcutter wrote:

I use some very complicated sketches,


 

 

Can you attach a screen capture of one of these "very complicated sketches"?

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hfds006
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-01-2012 11:03 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Yes, I would also be interested in seeing how my definition of a "complicated sketch" compares to others.

 

I also demand that all sketches regardless of how simple or complicated always be fully constrained.

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jdavis417
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-01-2012 01:54 PM in reply to: Lightcutter

For the sake of us who aren't experts, wouldn't it be a good idea to mention that there are reasons NOT to fully-constrain your sketch?  I think I remember that Adaptive & Flexible (parts, assemblies or features) must be under-constrained to do their duty.  Are there other reasons?

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jclaidler
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Message 8 of 10 (438 Views)

Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

11-02-2012 04:53 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Sketches need to be 100% contstrained to control there behavior, when modifications are made.  Also, adaptive parts are contstrained, also 'flexible' parts.

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anantk77
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

06-06-2013 11:07 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Hi  I am using autodesk inventor for first time and I am not abel to make my simple sketch fully constrained it shows 8 dimension needed 

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Accudyne1
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Registered: ‎11-19-2008
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Re: Fully Constrained Sketch

06-06-2013 11:09 AM in reply to: Lightcutter

Can you post what you have done so far?  That will help others see what the issue is...

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