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3D Sketch - Add constraints Along X, Along Y, Along Z

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by Contributor crmayo on ‎09-16-2013 05:53 AM

In my opinion, it takes too much construction geometry to constrain a 3d sketch.  If you could define the alignment of a line along an axis it would help speed things up.


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by Distinguished Contributor FProcp on ‎09-18-2013 04:21 PM

3D Sketch in Inventor is a HUGE FAILURE.


With a 2D sketch you have full control over every aspect of the sketch. With 3D sketch you don't and it's very hard to get that control.


Something desperately needs to be done. This is supposed to be a 3D package :smileymad:

by Contributor crmayo on ‎09-19-2013 03:28 AM

Difficult to constrain, hard to change line direction - just a complete joke compared to SolidWorks.

by Valued Contributor marshallw on ‎09-24-2013 11:24 AM

Quick fix: How about just porting the rigid piping route drawing functionality into the 3D sketch environment?

by JHUNT107 on ‎03-24-2014 01:48 PM

I agree that 3D sketching is not simple. It has become better recently.


Have you tried... Parallel Constraint > Pick Line > Pick Axis under Origin folder?

by Contributor crmayo on ‎03-25-2014 04:41 AM

Hi JHUNT107,  I have used that method in the past.  For some reason you can’t project your assembly axis as construction lines in a 3d sketch.  The only way to constrain parallel is to turn on visibility of the axis, and then you can select the axis and use it to constrain geometry to.  Why can we constrain lines at angles or parallel to planes?  Why can’t we use the origin point to constrain geometry to?  There is so much that could be done to improve this tool, along x,y,z is just a start.  Thanks for sharing your tip, we are using Inventor 2013. 

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