Autodesk Inventor Tips: Temporarily Disable Inferred Constraint & Close Sketch

Recently we posted ‘Autodesk Inventor Tip: Tangent Constraint and Scrub Geometry‘ and now we are sharing two new tips from our “120 Autodesk Inventor Tips” vault.

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#5 Temporarily Disable Inferred Constraint

Temporarily Disable Inferred Constraint

In some cases the inferred constraint feature can get in the way and apply a constraint you don’t want, especially if you have a complex sketch. 

To temporarily disable the inferred constraint feature, while active in a sketch command, hold the Ctrl key on the keyboard.

Temporarily Disable Inferred Constraint

#6 Close Sketch

Close Sketch

You can automatically close a sketch while active in the Line command.

Follow these steps:

Step 1

While Line command is active Right-click in the graphics window.

Step 2

Select Close from the Marking Menu Overflow Menu

Step 3

Closed loop profile is created

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