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Cadmanto
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What are these Symbols?

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11-06-2012 07:33 AM

Can someone tell me what these are and what they are used for?

I am thinking they are imate symbols of some sort.

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Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

They are iMate glyphs.  Whatever you have selected in that view has a couple of Mate iMates and a couple of Insert iMates.  If you alt-drag one of those glyphs to geometry that fulfills the other half of that constraint type, it will constrain without the need for a dialog box.  Very useful with screws, for example.

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Re: What are these Symbols?

11-06-2012 07:49 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto,

You're correct, those are iMate glyphs/symbols. Most Content Center parts have them by default.

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2013/Help/1310-Autodesk1310/1655-Assembli1655/1656-Build_a...

 

Autodesk Inventor iMate Symbols.png

 

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



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Re: What are these Symbols?

11-06-2012 07:51 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

They are iMate glyphs.  Whatever you have selected in that view has a couple of Mate iMates and a couple of Insert iMates.  If you alt-drag one of those glyphs to geometry that fulfills the other half of that constraint type, it will constrain without the need for a dialog box.  Very useful with screws, for example.

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Cadmanto
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Re: What are these Symbols?

11-06-2012 10:03 AM in reply to: sbixler

Thanks Sam.

Didn't know about the alt key.

I know now when I am inserting from the CC (hardware) it used to automatically constrain when

the mating surface was selected or hovered over.  Not sure why it is not doing it now.

 

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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Cadmanto
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Re: What are these Symbols?

11-06-2012 10:07 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks for the link Curtis.

That confirms what I thought they were.

I saw the ctrl-shft-Q to toggle the Mate-Glyphs but I am not seeing a way to toggle these white dots

all over my screen on/off.

 

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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