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Use handles to modify interpolation spline

Use options on the context menu to adjust the shape of a 2D or 3D interpolation spline using the handles. A handle is tangent to an endpoint or fit point. Adjust the handle length by dragging grips to modify the distance the spline is tangent to the handle. The handle …

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Sketch Properties toolbar reference

Displays, applies, or changes the line color, linetype, and lineweight of selected, or newly created sketch geometry The toolbar is available in 2D Sketch for parts, assemblies, and drawings, and in 3D Sketch for parts. It is available outside of sketch mode for parts and assemblies when you select a …

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Mirror dialog box autodesk inventor

Self Symmetric Available when the geometry selected to mirror is a spline, and crosses the mirror line. When selected, the mirror command creates a single spline that is symmetric about the mirror line.  

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Scale sketch geometry

Increase or decrease the size of the selected sketch geometry proportionally. Constraints associated with the selected geometry affect the scale operation. Click Sketch tab  Modify panel  Scale . The Scale dialog box opens with the Select command enabled. Select the geometry in the graphics window. To select groups of geometry, use the selection window …

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Format Text dialog box

Color Specifies the text color. Click the Color command, and then select a color from the Color dialog box. In the Color dialog box, select the By Layer check box to set the color specified by the text layer. Clear the check box to select a color. The color command …

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Edit projected geometry

Break the association to parent geometry, and then edit the geometry. Projected geometry is reference geometry and updates when the parent geometry changes, until you break the link. Break association between parent and projected geometry Click the geometry you want to change to normal style. Right-click, and on the context …

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Create nested and flexible sketch block

When you include block instances in a new sketch block, you create a nested block. You use nested blocks and the Flexible attribute to simulate kinematic subassemblies. For example: Simulate hydraulic cylinder: In a 2D sketch, create geometry and place constraints to simulate a hydraulic cylinder. Create one sketch block, …

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