Creating Constraints

This task shows how to set geometric constraints on geometric elements.
Such a constraint forces a limitation. For instance, a geometric constraint might require that two lines be parallel.


Setting a constraint on a single element:

  1. Select the element to be constrained.

  2. Click Constraint .

    The corresponding constraint symbol appears on the geometry.

Setting a constraint between elements:

  1. Multi-select two or three elements to be constrained.

  2. Click Constraint Defined in Dialog Box .

    The Constraint Definition dialog box appears indicating the types of constraint you can set between the selected elements.
  3. Select one of the available options to specify that the corresponding constraint is to be made.

  4. Click OK.

    The corresponding constraint symbol appears on the geometry.