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SeanFarr
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Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

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03-21-2013 05:53 AM

Hello!

 

I am not sure what could have happened to my settings this week, but I noticed when creating assemblies, applying a positional constraint, the parts don't move. In order to get the parts to "move" to their constrained position I have to try and drag them with the mouse then they snap into place. Also updating the assembly works as well.

 

What setting could I have changed so that once I press apply on a constraint it moves the part immediately?

 

Thanks,

 

Sean

 

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Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
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Hi SeanFarr,

 

Sometimes adaptive parts can cause this behavior. If you have adaptive parts in the assembly and toggle the adaptivity off, does that help?

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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jtylerbc
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:05 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

In your Application Options, Assembly tab - is the box for Defer Update checked or unchecked?

 

I believe turning that option on causes what you're describing.

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SeanFarr
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: jtylerbc

Nope, unchecked!!

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Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49
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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:31 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Hi SeanFarr,

 

Sometimes adaptive parts can cause this behavior. If you have adaptive parts in the assembly and toggle the adaptivity off, does that help?

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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SeanFarr
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:53 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

BINGO!

 

I had 2 adapative parts in this assembly, this is first time I created parts within the assembly using project geomtry. Toggled off their adaptivity and the parts now snap into position after applying constraints.

 

Thanks Curtis!

 

Sean

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49
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jmi-chuck
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Registered: ‎06-12-2008
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

11-12-2013 08:15 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

I too am having the same problem.  I do not have any adaptive parts. DEFER UPDATE, is not checked.  Along with that after I apply one mate, the part locks into place. 

 

I created a new assembly, two parts, and I couldn't duplicate this.

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