Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor Part 1

After adding constraints to your model, there are different ways to modify them. The constraint type, offset, angle, selected components, and direction can all be edited. The first tool you can use to edit constraints is the Design Doctor. On the Quick Access Toolbar, select Design Doctor to open the Design Doctor Tool dialog box.

Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor Part 1

The red cross on the Quick Access toolbar is an indication from Design Doctor that there is some error in the assembly.
The Design Doctor is a wizard that displays the list of errors found. In this case, there is an issue with the Mate: 9 constraint. In the browser, the two components that are linked to this constraint are highlighted.

Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor Part 1

The Design Doctor wizard displays a list of errors, and in the browser, the two components that are linked to this constraint are highlighted. (Tap to enlarge)
Click Next to display a more detailed description of the problem. Click Next again to display options to correct the problem.

Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor Part 1

Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor Part 1

Select Isolate and Edit Constraint, and then click Finish. The Edit Constraints dialog opens and the affected components are the only visible components in the window.

Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor Part 1

Don’t miss out on part 2 of Editing Existing Assembly Constraints in Inventor next week!

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