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Selecting Constraints

medwards-2
1-Newbie

Selecting Constraints

Hello

I am and old Solidworks user that has since moved to Creo 3.0. I was wondering if there was an easy way to select and delete constrains in creo similar to the way you delete constraints in solidworks. When I try to click on any particular constraint in creo I am not able to actually select it and delete it so I have been relying on over defining the part then deleting the old constraint

Thanks

M


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StephenW
23-Emerald II
(To:medwards-2)

If it's strong constraints, you can select them by either using the smart filter in the lower right hand corner or using query select with the right mouse button.

If it's weak constraints, you can just add a constraint or dimension and the weak one(s) will just automagically be removed. Sometimes it removes the wrong weak constraint or dimension but just keep adding strong dimensions and constraints consistent with your design intent and you'll get rid off all the weak ones.

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StephenW
23-Emerald II
(To:medwards-2)

If it's strong constraints, you can select them by either using the smart filter in the lower right hand corner or using query select with the right mouse button.

If it's weak constraints, you can just add a constraint or dimension and the weak one(s) will just automagically be removed. Sometimes it removes the wrong weak constraint or dimension but just keep adding strong dimensions and constraints consistent with your design intent and you'll get rid off all the weak ones.

Of course we are talking about sketcher constraints, right?

You can select them, and you can delete them if they are strong. System generated constraints are only "suggestions" and do not need to be removed. A good sketch will have no system generated weak constraints remaining.

For assembly constraints, you can turn on visibility of assembly constraints in the assembly model tree with the filter settings.

...and welcome to the forum, Matt

Thank you. Yes I was looking at deleting strong constraints and that helped out quite a bit thanks. I wish it was a bit easier such as holding alt or control to select constraints. I;m used to the speed of solidworks haha

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