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ggoodey
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Registered: ‎07-05-2009
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Importing AutoCAD Sketch - Move to origin point fail

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07-06-2011 04:23 PM

Hi all

 

I am trying to copy/paste some sketch geometry from ACAD to Inventor and move it to the origin point using the following process:

 

-Copy from ACAD

-Paste into Inventor sketch

-Select all (except projected origin point)

-Move

-Select base point (at this stage, the geometry seems free to move i.e. it follows the cursor)

-Select projected origin point to move to

-Error Dialog "The selected geometry could not be moved.  Check constraint settings for sketch edit tools."

 

It gives me no option to relax constraints etc.

 

Any ideas???

 

Thanks

Grant

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PaulMunford
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: Importing AutoCAD Sketch - Move to origin point fail

07-07-2011 02:36 AM in reply to: ggoodey

 

-Copy from ACAD

-Chose Paste inside Inventor

 -Right click for more options

-Finish Paste into Inventor sketch

 

-Select all (except projected origin point)

-Move

-Select base point (at this stage, the geometry seems free to move i.e. it follows the cursor)

-Select projected origin point to move to

-Error Dialog "The selected geometry could not be moved.  Check constraint settings for sketch edit tools."

 


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Re: Importing AutoCAD Sketch - Move to origin point fail

07-07-2011 04:17 AM in reply to: ggoodey

In addition to other suggestions - you might create an Inventor Sketch Block of the geometry for easier control.

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Re: Importing AutoCAD Sketch - Move to origin point fail

07-07-2011 12:13 PM in reply to: ggoodey

I always just move the geometry to 0,0 in AutoCAD first. Create a new sketch in Inventor and then use insert AutoCAD file.

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