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Auto Constraint

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DBC, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. DBC

    DBC Senior Member

    I am just attempting to make a simple fully constrained, dimension driven cabinet and I am wondering if there is a setting to turn on automatic constraints.

    In the first image I have selected the top of the side panel as the surface I want to work on.
    In the second image I am activating the sketch tool and selecting the rectangle tool.
    In the third image I want the first point of the rectangle to snap or automatically coincident constrain to the corner of the panel. Is this possible? I know I can use colinear constraints after initial placement, but that seems excessive.

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  2. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    Before you activate the rectangle tool, you can projekt to sketch the entities which you want for reference or sketch in your new sketch.


    try and play...
  3. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

  4. DBC

    DBC Senior Member

    Thanks Stefan. That will work fine.
  5. DBC

    DBC Senior Member

  6. Mika

    Mika Senior Member

    In "project to sketch" there is a tickbox for "maitain association to source entity". Is there a possibilty to get something similar when I offset sketch lines? Autodimension and constrain to offset line?
  7. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Not yet.
    Mika likes this.
  8. OTE_TheMissile

    OTE_TheMissile Alibre Super User

    I think I'd be more than happy with just getting lines auto-constrained as Parallel and arcs as Concentric for starters
    markporter likes this.
  9. Drutort

    Drutort Senior Member

    lets not forget tangent, you know those radii with lines... they tend to go haywire crazy if you do not have the constraints

    I really wish for simple auto constraint button, possibly to have check marks to select which ones you would like done, just in case we have issues in a sketch that we do not get the desired result

    Also set a +- tolerance for the degrees to consider for parallel, horizontal, vertical, perpendicular

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