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Setting Constraint Options

Use the ConstraintOptions command to set options for Geometric and Dimensional Constraints.

To define Geometric Constraint settings:

  1. Click Constraints > Constraint Options (or type ConstraintOptions).
  2. Expand Geometric.
  3. Under Constraint icons settings, activate the Geometric Constraints to display in the graphics area.
  4. Click Clear all to cancel the selections or Select all to select all Geometric Constraints.
  5. Specify whether to:
    • Display constraint icons only for entities in the current plane
    • Show constraint icons after applying constraints to selected entities
    • Show constraint icons when entities are selected
  6. Under Constraint icons transparency, specify the transparency percentage for constraint icons in the graphics area.
  7. Click OK.

To define Dimensional Constraint settings:

  1. Click Constraints > Constraint Options (or type ConstraintOptions).
  2. Expand Dimensional.
  3. Under Dimensional constraint format:
    • In Dimension name format, select Name, Value, or Name and Expression.
    • Specify whether to Show lock icon for annotational constraints.
    • Note: The lock icon is not visible in print output.
  4. Under Show options, specify whether to Show hidden dynamic constraints for selected entities.
  5. Click OK.


Command: ConstraintOptions

Menu: Constraints > Constraint Options

Related Topics

Working with Constraints

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