Super Fast Assembly Constraints


Using Shortcuts to speed up your work flow is a great way to increase your productivity.


Here is a great way to add assembly constraints fast.


Use the Alt-drag shortcut to infer constraints. Press the Alt key, and then drag a component into the appropriate position. The inferred constraints are previewed in the graphics window as you drag over the affected components.
When constraining components using the Alt-drag shortcut, you can change the constraint type after you start dragging the first part.
Release the Alt key and enter a shortcut key:
M or 1
Changes to a mate constraint. Press the space bar to flip to a flush constraint.
A or 2
Changes to an angle constraint. Press the space bar to flip angle direction on the selected component.
T or 3
Changes to a tangent constraint. Press the space bar to flip between an inside and outside tangent constraint.
I or 4
Changes to an insert constraint. Press the space bar to flip insert direction.
R or 5
Changes to a rotation motion constraint. Press the space bar to flip rotation direction.
S or 6
Changes to a translation (slide) constraint. Press the space bar to flip slide direction.
X or 8
Changes to a transitional constraint.




Enjoy,

Jim.....Another INCAT CAD Geek!