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back in the day, degrees of freedom

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12-16-2002 09:55 PM
I seem to remember a RMB when selecting a part that would illustrate a degrees of freedom of a part in an IAM. Did this disappear or am I just not remembering correctly. I have a part that is critical (well that is overstating it a bit) to its location. I feel that it can not move (due to its contraints) but the not "movable" symbol will not come up when I try to pull it in the IAM so I tried to look where it can move. I was sure I use to RMB and find a degrees of freedom option and then a symbol used to come up on the part indicating the way that the part might be able to move. Any ideas?
*Caldwell, Larry
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Re: back in the day, degrees of freedom

12-16-2002 10:06 PM in reply to: accu-cad
You can turn it on in the View menu. Unconstrain
something and it should show an arrow in that direction.

~Larry


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I
seem to remember a RMB when selecting a part that would illustrate a degrees
of freedom of a part in an IAM. Did this disappear or am I just not
remembering correctly. I have a part that is critical (well that is
overstating it a bit) to its location. I feel that it can not move (due to its
contraints) but the not "movable" symbol will not come up when I try to pull
it in the IAM so I tried to look where it can move. I was sure I use to RMB
and find a degrees of freedom option and then a symbol used to come up on the
part indicating the way that the part might be able to move. Any
ideas?
*Dotson, Sean
Message 3 of 7 (61 Views)

Re: back in the day, degrees of freedom

12-16-2002 10:10 PM in reply to: accu-cad
View/Degree of Freedom.  If the icon does not
appear on a part it has no DOF...


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style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I
seem to remember a RMB when selecting a part that would illustrate a degrees
of freedom of a part in an IAM. Did this disappear or am I just not
remembering correctly. I have a part that is critical (well that is
overstating it a bit) to its location. I feel that it can not move (due to its
contraints) but the not "movable" symbol will not come up when I try to pull
it in the IAM so I tried to look where it can move. I was sure I use to RMB
and find a degrees of freedom option and then a symbol used to come up on the
part indicating the way that the part might be able to move. Any
ideas?
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12-16-2002 10:24 PM in reply to: accu-cad
thanks
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12-16-2002 10:25 PM in reply to: accu-cad
that only makes perfect sense thanks
*Autodesk\
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Re: back in the day, degrees of freedom

12-17-2002 12:31 AM in reply to: accu-cad
Select the component, RMB, select Properties,
select Occurrence, check the Degrees of Freedom check box to display the DoF for
that selected part (otherwise as others have mentioned, View menu will toggle
the DoF on/off for all of the (first-level) components in the
assembly.

 

G
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12-17-2002 01:15 AM in reply to: accu-cad
Oh so it is burried under properties. That is ok too. I don't use it often so either method of finding it is good. Thanks "G"
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