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AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott

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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® 2016 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.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Work with geometric constraints
  • Apply dimensional constraints
  • Constrain objects simultaneously with geometry and dimensions
  • Make parametric changes to constrained objects

Work with Geometric Constraints

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