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## What are the two types of constraints in AutoCAD?

There are two types of constraints: **Geometric constraints control the relationships of** objects with respect to each other. Dimensional constraints control the distance, length, angle, and radial values of objects.

## What is the main difference between the traditional geometric method versus the use of parametric drawing tools?

What is the main difference between the traditional geometric method versus the use of parametric drawing tools? **design and revision procedures**; and this is done through the use of parametric features. Parametric features control the model geometry by the use of design variables.

## What is a constraint in a CAD software package and what two types can be applied?

There are two types of constraints: **geometric and dimensional**. Geometric constraints are used to control the relationships of objects in respect to each other. Dimensional constraints are used to control the distance, angle, radius and length values of objects.

## What are constraints in a CAD program?

In the design phase of a project, constraints **provide a way to enforce requirements when experimenting with different designs or when making changes**. Changes made to objects can adjust other objects automatically, and restrict changes to distance and angle values.

## How do I use constraints in AutoCAD?

**How to Use Geometric Constraints in AutoCAD 2014**

- 2Draw some linework by using the PLine command, and then add a couple of circles. …
- 3Click Fix in the Geometric panel, and then click a point that you want to fix in space. …
- 4Click Coincident in the Parametric tab’s Geometric panel.

## How do I enable constraints in AutoCAD?

**Solution:**

- On the command line in AutoCAD, enter CONSTRAINTINFER and set the value to 0 (zero)
- Enter CONSTRAINTSETTINGS command and on the Geometric tab, uncheck the box for “Infer geometric constraints.”

## What are parametric tools?

Parametric is a term used to describe **a dimension’s ability to change the shape of model geometry** as soon as the dimension value is modified. … Parametric models use feature-based, solid and surface modelling design tools to manipulate the system attributes.

## What is an example of a constraint?

The definition of a constraint is something that imposes a limit or restriction or that prevents something from occurring. An example of a constraint is **the fact that there are only so many hours in a day to accomplish things**. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.