Tip of the Day

Probably most of you know this one, and I'll expect some eye rolling. But I
posted this to our local message board and was surprised to see how many
users didn't know it.
We import a lot of AutoCAD geometry to sketches (I like the old cut-and-past
method). Auto dimensions and the move command work well to line things up,
but I have always then manually added the necessary relations - vertical,
horizontal, and most time-consuming, tangents.
Little did I know, if you select Tools>Relations> there is a "Constrain All"
available. Holy cow...this one could have saved me hundreds of hours over
the last several years. I hope it saves someone here some time.
Thanks to Bill Stadler on the SW Disucssion Forum.
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Richard Doyle
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I have used it many times, but don't always remember it. Thanks.
Reply to
Wayne Tiffany
Also, "constrain all" is accessible only if there are no previous relations in the geometry. Thanks for the reminder!
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