Parametrics: Geometric Constraints for 2011 - Inferring Geometric Constraints

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Parametrics: Geometric Constraints for 2011 - Inferring Geometric Constraints

Post by Shauna Charles on Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:27 am

Parametrics: Geometric Constraints for 2011

Inferring Geometric Constraints

AutoCAD 2011 makes it easier than ever for us to create objects with geometric constraints with the new Infer Constraints button on the status bar.

When Infer Constraints is toggled ON, constraints are automatically added as geometry is drawn (or edited). For example, Perpendicular objects snaps add perpendicular constraints.

Inferred constraints work great with rectangles (made with the RECTANG command), fillets and chamfers by automatically adding the appropriate geometric constraints. Imagine a rectangle that actually acted like a rectangle (with perpendicular constraints) or fillets that followed their base geometry (tangent and coincident).

TIP: You can use the Nearest object snap to apply a coincident constraint between a point and an object. For example, you can use Nearest to place a block on a line where the block can move anywhere along the line including the virtual extension of that line.

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