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topher5150
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constraining and assemblies

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12-28-2012 05:42 AM

I need to have one assembly constrained to three places on along a bar. Should I ( and how would I?) open another assembly drawing, insert said bar and some how  insert those three assemblies into the drawing?

I may be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing drawings with assemblies.

 

Try starting a new blank assembly. Insert the bar and then insert 3 copies of the assembly.

 

Constrain them to the bar in the positions you require and save this new assembly.

 

Open a new drawing, select the newly created assembly for your base view, and proceed accordingly.

 

Again, I may be wrong, but I hope this helps.

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CrAzY-MiKe
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Re: constraining and assemblies

12-28-2012 05:55 AM in reply to: topher5150

I may be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing drawings with assemblies.

 

Try starting a new blank assembly. Insert the bar and then insert 3 copies of the assembly.

 

Constrain them to the bar in the positions you require and save this new assembly.

 

Open a new drawing, select the newly created assembly for your base view, and proceed accordingly.

 

Again, I may be wrong, but I hope this helps.

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Re: constraining and assemblies

12-31-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: CrAzY-MiKe

Is there a way to constrain something so it's 90 degrees perpendicular

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Re: constraining and assemblies

12-31-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: topher5150

Up in the Ribbon, in the Constrants box you should find a Perpendicular constraint button which looks like an almost upsidedown "T". Click on this button, then pick a face (side) on the bar and a face (side) on one of the assemblies that you want to be perpendicular to each other.

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Re: constraining and assemblies

01-01-2013 07:09 AM in reply to: topher5150

topher5150 wrote:

Is there a way to constrain something so it's 90 degrees perpendicular


I'm sure there's a way, but without pictures or files, we can only guess.  But first tell us what context you're working in: sketch? assembly? part features?

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Re: constraining and assemblies

01-02-2013 04:56 AM in reply to: topher5150

topher5150;

 

Do you have access to the tutorials that usually accompany an install of Inventor? If so, you should try the ones concerning Assemblies and the constraints therein. If you follow the instructions carefully, I believe you will find them instructive and even fun!

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Re: constraining and assemblies

01-02-2013 07:08 AM in reply to: sbixler

I'm having trouble posting pics on here, but I am working on making an assembly. I am trying to constrain one assembly to a set of parallel beams so that the assembly will be 90degrees to the beams.

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Re: constraining and assemblies

01-02-2013 07:27 AM in reply to: topher5150

Can't give you details without seeing your parts & assembly, but you can use the angle constraint between faces or workplanes/origin planes and set it to 90°.

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