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A dimensional constraint sets the maximum size or length of a component in a 3D design. This article will discuss how to create dimensional constraints, how they impact 3D designs and when they should be used.

Inventor is a 3D modeling software that has a large amount of functions, which includes making parts look realistic and adding dimensions to them. The software also comes with a variety of tools that are used to create dimensional constraints. These constraints are very important in order for the part to have weight, which can give it an appearance of reality.

To create a constraint, lock a permanent dimension. When you install a permanent dimension, you can add a constraint by clicking the lock icon for the dimension. When you pick its references, a constraint (dashed blue line) emerges, as illustrated in the image below. There may be multiple dimensions that correspond to the same constraint.

Geometric constraints are used to keep track of how items relate to one another. Dimensional constraints are used to govern the distance, angle, radius, and length values of objects. Dimensional constraints can also incorporate formulas and equations.

Inventor is a software program that is used for the design and manufacturing of mechanical, electrical, and aeronautical products. It helps engineers create drawings from their ideas in order to make them useful. However, Inventor does not have a built-in constraint tool that allows you to shape your object into specific dimensions or a finite mesh.

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