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Cadmanto
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Constraining Sketch entities to a plane

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12-29-2011 04:47 AM

How does one constrain a sketched lin in the sketcher to a datum plane?

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Constraining Sketch entities to a plane

12-29-2011 04:55 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Use Project Geometry in the sketcher, select the datum plane.  That brings it in to your sketch.  Then constrain your sketch lines to it.

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Re: Constraining Sketch entities to a plane

12-29-2011 05:04 AM in reply to: cbenner

Being new to Inventor, what do you mean by "Project Geometry"  are you talking about construction lines?

My thinking is that I should be able to select my construction line or center line then select the plane and hit coincident

and the two snap together, but that is not what happens.

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Re: Constraining Sketch entities to a plane

12-29-2011 05:27 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

While in sketch mode there is a Project Geometry icon (have you used other parametric software like SWx or Pro/E so that I can use similar terms to those).

Inventor is not aware of any geometry that hasn't been created by you in the sketch or projected into the sketch.

 

 

You might read this document http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

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Re: Constraining Sketch entities to a plane

12-29-2011 05:34 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Sorry, I had a screenshot... I posted it in your other thread, since the topic was similar.

 

Thanks JD.

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Re: Constraining Sketch entities to a plane

12-29-2011 05:51 AM in reply to: JDMather

Yes, I am very familiar with Solidworks.

I am generally struggling with how the contraints work in Inventor.

I get them to work sometimes and not at other times.

In Solidworks I am used to creating construction or centerlines

then selecting the ones you want constrained and selecting the constraint

and the two snap together.

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Scott McFadden
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