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Apply coincident constraint


Use Coincident Constraint to constrain points to other geometries in 2D and 3D sketches.

  1. On the ribbon, click Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Coincident Constraint  .
  2. Click the point to constrain.
  3. Click the geometry to which the point is constrained.
  4. Continue to place coincident constraints, or do one of the following to quit:
    • Right-click, and select Done.
    • Press Esc.
    • Select another command.

 Show Me how to create a coincident constraint

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  • A coincident constraint is automatically created on the endpoints of curves created in succession with the Line command.
  • A point constrained to a curve can lie outside the extents of the curve.
  • A point coincident with a curve slides along the curve so that the point can lie anywhere along the curve, unless other constraint or dimensions prevent the point from moving.
  • A yellow dot denotes the presence of a coincident constraint. To display the yellow coincident constraint dot upon creation of the constraint, select Display Coincident Constraints in Sketch inSketch tab  Constrains panel  Constrain Settings – General tab . To identify the geometry affected by the constraint, hover over the yellow dot. The coincident constraint glyphs appear. Pause the cursor over a glyph to show the affected geometry.

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