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FProcp

More Artistic Freedom in Sketching

Status: Implemented
by Distinguished Contributor FProcp ‎11-01-2012 04:55 PM - edited ‎11-01-2012 04:57 PM

You should be able to create accurate sketches in Inventor very easily and quickly if required. We need the ability to sketch accurately first up without having constraints and dimensions automatically applied and clogging things up. Why can't Inventor have a switch to turn off the automatic parameters and allow you to free sketch quickly and accurately like you can in AutoCAD?

 

If you want to quickly draw up something fairly accurately and quickly you always have to work with automatic dimensions and constraints. We should also be able to draw a line at an exact angle and distance without the padlock appearing on dimensions you enter locking them down. Sometimes you just need this ability such as when designing something new you may want to quickly sketch up something just to see if it would be ok, you may delete it several minutes later so you don't want to waste time locking everything down.

 

There should be more freedom to sketch properly first up. I do realise that you need dimensions and constraints eventually but you just don't have the artistic freedom to quickly draw up an accurate sketch and then add dimensions and constraints later.

 

Sometimes sketches are so insignificant, they don't need dimensions and constraints limiting the user. They could remain as unconstrained sketches. You wouldn't bother placing dimensions and constraints on them. Objects you don't really care about and knew you would never need to edit at any time.

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In sketches I also want the ability to draw a line using Δx and Δy not only angle and distance?

By default you can enter a distance and an angle when you draw your next line in a sketch. You should be able to switch to using difference in x and difference in y ?

You should be able to right click and switch to Δx, Δy entry and back again?

Status: Implemented
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. Enhancements have been made within the Sketch environment to enable Relaxed dragging, display constraints on creation, show constraints for selected objects, delete selected 2D constraints, topology changes during offset, constraint inference control, quick access 2D constraint settings, virtual intersections and More! Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!
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by Contributor jhunt107 on ‎11-02-2012 08:34 AM

Draw line > Right-click > Coorinate Type > Cartesian.  You don't type negative values like AutoCAD but your mouse can move to any quadrant.

 

Hold Ctrl while sketching to not apply constriants.

 

Also, expand the Constrain panel. You can turn off Constraint Persistence and Persistent Dimensions.

 

I hope this helps!!

 

I'm sure I can get you training or assistance to make you more productive.

 

constraint dim persistence.png

 

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by Employee dan.szymanski on ‎03-22-2013 11:25 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
 
by Employee dan.szymanski on ‎03-27-2014 01:18 PM
Status changed to: Implemented
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. Enhancements have been made within the Sketch environment to enable Relaxed dragging, display constraints on creation, show constraints for selected objects, delete selected 2D constraints, topology changes during offset, constraint inference control, quick access 2D constraint settings, virtual intersections and More! Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!

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