Constraints Tool ?

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Constraints Tool ?

Postby ekp » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:13 pm

Hi is there a Constraints manager tool to maintain a hole at a particular point on each corner of a frame so that when resizing the frame the holes stay at the point as required

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Re: Constraints Tool ?

Postby Adrian » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:31 pm

Are we talking a 2D vector design or a 2.5/3d component?

Assuming 2D vectors there is no tool to do it in the same way as constraints as the hole would be resized with the frame but there are many alignment and moving options available for vectors which would do it. It's something I do often by using the alignment tools followed by the move tool set to absolute.
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Re: Constraints Tool ?

Postby tomgardiner » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:15 pm

How about moving the holes to a new layer and lock that layer?
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Re: Constraints Tool ?

Postby adze_cnc » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:46 pm

Tom,

The original poster's description is a bit ambiguous so I know why you suggested what you did.

What the OP wants (as I interpret it) is for a circle to be attached to the vertex of the rectangle. e.g. if you have 1-inch square anchored at 0,0 and a circle anchored at 1,0 (the lower right corner of the rectangle) then when you resize the rectangle to 2 inches by 1 inch---keeping the origin at 0,0---the circle would automatically move to 2,0.

If you need that sort of functionality then other software are for you.

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Re: Constraints Tool ?

Postby tomgardiner » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:55 pm

Steven, you have unmasked my fatal flaw - skimming sentences for half the meaning. Drives my wife nuts.
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Re: Constraints Tool ?

Postby Leo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:13 pm

I take constraints as to what it is in Solidworks.

There always seems to be a feature in Vectric that I am not aware of, but I have not seen anything parametric or anything like constraints.
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