sometimes when using constraints the "movable" part is fixed after adding the first constraint.
If i use i.e. a surface to surface constraint the movable part should be free to slide on the surface.
To move the part in this case I have to add further constraint or delete the old one.
Furthermore sometimes constraints in assemblys do not update automatically. I have to click on the part and try to move it away. After releasing the part the consraint will be updated.
Are there any options to control or better change this behavior?
I am using Inventor 2013+Vault 2013.
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Is the doctor in? Is the indicated icon red?
Yes the cross is red. But the trouble indicated is not directly connected to the constraint parts.
Often errors (even those present in parts and sketches) prevent the solver from solving correctly at the assembly level. Take some time to clean up the errors in the assembly and then open each part and click the Rebuild All button, to find errors at that level, and once you've done this, you'll likely have solved the issue.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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Trust me, fix the problems indicated and your constraints will work normally again. It is having problems resolving either sketch or feature issues which indirectly and in some cases directly affect constraints. If it is having problems figuring out where this feature face is, then it can't really solve the constraint because it is still trying to solve the feature location. Only by trying to "drag" the part, does it force inventor to ignore the others and fix the part being draged.
Have had this happen before and when I fixed lower level errors, the constraints began working properly. This is why my seemingly unrelated question about the doctor icon, because in reality it is all related.
Hi! It sounds like the assembly is in fail solve state. Could you either post the example here or send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org)? I would like to take a look and see where the problem is and how to fix the failed constraint.
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