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constraint issue

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05-04-2012 07:11 AM



While creating an assembly I will mate components together to a grounded component and the assembled parts are allowed to be moved and or rotated.

To get them back into position I need to click re-build.


Previously once you mated parts together I was unable to move or rotate them (they would become anchored)


Have I in-advertently changes a setting? And if so how do I get it back?


Thanks in advance


William K. Skidmore

White Conveyors Inc.

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Re: constraint issue

05-04-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: keith.skidmore

Are you using the Move command to move them, or are you just dragging them?  The behavior you describe is normal behavior if you use Move to drag a component.  However, it is not normal behavior for simply dragging a fully constrained component.

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Registered: ‎04-30-2008
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Re: constraint issue

05-04-2012 01:06 PM in reply to: keith.skidmore

Hi! It sounds like you might have turn on Defer Update in the assembly. Please go to Tools -> Application Options -> Assembly -> uncheck Defer Update.

If it does not help, please post the files you are having trouble with here or send them to me.



Johnson Shiue (
Principal SQA Engineer, Inventor
Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.

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