Chapter 12

Keeping In Control with Constraints

Constraints are specific restrictions applied to objects that allow for design exploration while maintaining object shape and/or size within predefined limits. In this chapter, you will create three types of constraints in the AutoCAD® program: geometric, dimensional, and user-created. Once the design has been sufficiently constrained, you will make a host of geometric and dimensional changes simply by changing a single parameter.

  • Working with geometric constraints
  • Applying dimensional constraints and creating user parameters
  • Constraining objects simultaneously with geometry and dimensions
  • Making parametric changes to constrained objects

Working with Geometric Constraints

Geometric constraints ...

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