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Issue 25 of Mechanical Tips & Tricks

Welcome to this month's Graitec Mechanical ‘Tips and Tricks’ newsletter. We have produced this with you our Clients, in mind. Our aim is to regularly pass on helpful Tips and Tricks on Autodesk Mechanical Software products. We will try and keep this document full of useful and relevant information for you but if you want to make some suggestions on the content, drop us a line and we will do our best to include your requests. Please take the time to look at the contents of this Newsletter, you never know, the answer to something that is puzzling you today may be right here.


This Months Tips & Tricks Focus Is On:

Scale Dimensional & Geometric Constraints


When training, a tip we often give to users when introducing them to setting up inventor after an install is the scaling of constraint icons & text set within the application options, I personally find them to be too small and you end up straining your eyes identifying things in your sketch. The following image are the typical sizes.

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There are two separate options to scale them both up. Launch Applications Options from the ribbon and select the Sketch tab. From there we will first scale up the constraints so bump up the value from 1 to 1.5 or 2.

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The second area we will adjust is under the General Tab. Look for the Annotation Scale option on the right and change it from 1 to 1.5 or 2.

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Simply apply and close the dialog to view you sketch annotations and constrains with the new setting.

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