Setting Constraints

You can set geometrical and dimensional constraints on various types of elements.
Before you Begin: You should be familiar with important concepts.
Create Quick Dimensional/Geometrical Constraints: Set constraints on elements or between two or three elements. The constraints are in priority dimensional. Use the contextual menu to get other types of constraints and to position this constraint as desired.
Define Constraint Measure Direction: Define the measure direction as you create a dimensional constraint.
Create Contact Constraints: Apply a constraint with a relative positioning that can be compared to contact. You can either select the geometry or the command first. Use the contextual menu if you want to insert constraints that are not those created in priority.
Modify Constraint Definition: Double-click a constraint and modify the definition using the Constraint Definition dialog box.
Create Constraints Using a Dialog Box: Set various geometrical constraints between one or more elements using a dialog box and if needed, multi-selection.
Modify Constraints on/between Elements: Edit geometrical constraints defined on elements or between elements either in the Sketcher or in the 3D area.
Fixing Elements Together: Select the geometry to be attached and click the icon.
Auto-Constrain a Group of Elements: Detects possible constraints between selected elements and imposes these constraints once detected.
Animate Constraints: Assign a set of values to the same angular constraint and examine how the whole system is affected.
Edit Multi-Constraints: Click the icon and enter new values for the dimensional constraints displayed in the dialog box that appears.
Analyze and Resolve Over-Constrained or Inconsistent Sketches