Quick Tip: Tangent Constraint

Tips & Tricks

Adding constraints to your designs within Autodesk Inventor is a crucial step in every assembly process. However, sometimes constraints aren’t as simple as just faces or centerlines. If you need a component to stay tangent to another part in your assembly, then the tangent constraint is exactly what you want to use. By some simple selections of tangent faces, you can assemble roller components, sliding components, and more. Watch the quick tip video below to master this tool.

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Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) who has made a career out of engineering and technical communication. His work has appeared on Curiosity, BBC, Interesting Engineering and other sites across the web. Originally the Chief editor for Interesting Engineering back in 2016, he now works with software & tech companies, aiding them in content marketing and technical communication. Currently living in Texas, he’s also a published children’s book author and producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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