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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Using AutoLimits

The AutoLimits tool allows you to monitor model changes so that you can reduce errors and engineering changes. You can think of it as a sensor. For example, say you are a plastics manufacturer and want to analyze the situation when the wall thickness of the components becomes too thin, or perhaps you are a machinist and want to know when two holes come too close to one another. You want to define this “check” and ensure that such a situation is caught early in the design. With AutoLimits, you can set up these limits and let the system warn you. The AutoLimits that you create with the tool are passive and hence do not drive geometry or stop a feature from violating a limit. They simply notify you when it does. Another way to look ...

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