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Display reference plane

To view reference planes, right-click in the graphics window and click Home View. In the browser, click the plus sign beside Origin. Select a reference plane to display, then right-click and select Visibility from the menu. Optionally, do one of the following: To resize a reference plane, hover over a …

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Create work point (legacy method)

Prior to the introduction of Direct Manipulation modeling techniques in Inventor R2011, the Point command was the only method available to create work points. This legacy method was, and still can be, used with one of the methods described below: Create work point from one selection On the ribbon, click 3D …

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Create work plane through axis

 In an assembly file, click 3D Model tab  Work Features panel  Plane Select a PLANE and a LINE. NOTE:The selection order does not matter. The PLANE and LINE must be parallel to each other. The PLANE can be a: Planar face in the graphics window Work plane in the graphics window or browser …

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Constrain geometry to fixed location

The fix constraint fixes points and curves in position relative to the sketch coordinate system. If you move or rotate the sketch coordinate system, fixed curves or points move with it. On the ribbon, click Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Fix  . Click a curve, center point, midpoint, or point. Continue to click curves or …

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Constraint Settings dialog box – General tab

Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain Panel  Constraint Settings: General tab   OptionsSketch tab: Constraint Settings: General tab Constraint Display constraints on creation Constraints display when creating geometry or constraints. The constraint display will be hidden automatically when you finish the current command and when there is a graphic change, such as drawing a new …

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Auto Dimension dialog box

Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Automatic Dimensions and Constraints  Automatically applies missing dimensions and constraints to selected sketch geometry. Curves Selects geometry to dimension. Dimensions Default is On. Applies automatic dimensions to selected geometry. Clear check mark to exclude dimensions. Constraints Default is On. Applies automatic constraints to selected geometry. Clear check …

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Project curve to surface

Selects multiple curves and points, the faces on surfaces or solids on which to project them, and the desired projection type. Creates a 3D sketch feature that can be redefined, or its link broken with the parent geometry. Access Ribbon: 3D Sketch tab  Create Panel  Project to Surface  Faces Selects one or more …

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Create helical curve (3D sketch)

Click 3D Sketch tab  Create Panel  Helical Curve to create a helix-based feature. Use this feature to create coil springs and threads. Use the Helical Curve command to create a helical curve that can be joined with additional sketch entities and serve as a complex sweep path. NOTE:Helical Curve is like the Coil feature …

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