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sgt.borup
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Registered: ‎02-14-2011
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Restriction of a constraint.

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02-15-2011 12:13 AM

Hello Inventor users ! I see myself as a quite experienced user in autodesk inventor, and i have used it regularly the last couple of years, but one thing that has been buggering me the last couple of weeks, is regarding constraints.

 

is it possible to restrict a constrains movement along an axis (S) at some sort?, for example a cylindrical object with a metal rod going through it, then limit the cylindrical object to only make it able to move for example 10 centimetres (ΔS) ?

 

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dacecrown
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Registered: ‎08-29-2007
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Re: Restriction of a constraint.

02-15-2011 12:43 AM in reply to: sgt.borup

they indroduced this facility into 2011, which version are you using?

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sgt.borup
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Re: Restriction of a constraint.

02-15-2011 01:30 AM in reply to: sgt.borup

Im using Inventor 2008, could you supply possibly supply me with screenshots ? since my school have 2011 :-)

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dacecrown
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Re: Restriction of a constraint.

02-15-2011 02:01 AM in reply to: sgt.borup

as you can see, there is a new button >> which extends the contraint box

 

you now have the limits tab where you can select your maximum and minimum values, the 'use offset as restin position' is a kind of snap button.

 

so align along your centre axis as normal, then add a face constraint using the 2 additional max and min values to limit your movement.

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Registered: ‎12-15-2003
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Re: Restriction of a constraint.

02-15-2011 03:27 AM in reply to: sgt.borup

For Inventor 2008, you will want to use this:

 

http://teknigroup.com/tutorials/Inventor/restrictiveTransConstraint.html

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