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ramkrish
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how to check model in the ineventor

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12-02-2012 06:27 PM

Hi,

 if any easy method to check the model in the inventor.now i doing each feature i have to check the fully constrained or not.if any easy method. please share with me.

 

thank you,

ram

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Dan.M
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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-03-2012 01:41 AM in reply to: ramkrish

Hi

Every feature is based on a sketch. Actually you are checking if your sketch is fully constrained. 

In 2013 Autodesk added a new icon to hekp you with that. 

help.jpg

Hope it helps

Dan

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Mark_Flayler
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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-03-2012 04:22 PM in reply to: Dan.M

There are some addins that do it as well for entire designs (check unconstrained sketches and more), but they are cost alternatives to manual checking.  If you are really interested, check out the Validus software from DMSI.

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Cadmanto
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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-04-2012 08:04 AM in reply to: Dan.M

Dan,

I am glad to see this in 2013.  Being still on 2012 the only way currently is if the sketch turns black.

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Scott McFadden
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JDMather
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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-04-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Cadmanto wrote:

Dan,

I am glad to see this in 2013.  Being still on 2012 the only way currently is if the sketch turns black.


The color change depends on color scheme.

In 2012 (and several releases before that) it also tells you in the lower right corner of the screen if the sketch is fully constrained when in the sketching environment.

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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-04-2012 10:03 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Other ways:

Show degrees of freedom

Auto Dim

Status bar, lower right corner

 

But they aren't automatic checks, you gotta look!

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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-04-2012 10:03 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD,

I know the color is dependant on the color scheme.  I just have mine set to black.  I thought this was out of the box, but maybe not.

As far as you other point in regards to the lower right corner showing fully constrained, that must be a setting because mine shows nothing.

corner.JPG

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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-04-2012 11:11 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Cadmanto wrote:

As far as you other point in regards to the lower right corner showing fully constrained, that must be a setting because mine shows nothing.

 


This is what you should see (must be in an active sketch).
Notice that it is also showing the coordinates of my cursor (not of any use to me).

 

I think there is a setting somewhere, but out of the box it should show this info.

Fully Constrained..PNG

 

Ray's suggestion of showing DOF is an excellent suggestion - that is what I use when I'm trying to fix some else's work that I'm not familiar with.

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Re: how to check model in the ineventor

12-04-2012 11:38 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD,

I got it now.  I was not seeing what you showed me.  So I went to application>options and under the sketch tab I found this (that was originally unchecked.  Not sure why???).DOF.JPG

I checked it and now I can see what you are showing me.  Thank you for this heads up.

I will look into the DOF as well.

 

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