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Autodesk Inventor Tips & Tricks

Copy Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 2017 - 2018
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By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing

Let's say you want to duplicate geometry on a sketch, but none of the pattern commands will do what you want to do. You can either draw each entity or you can use one of two ways to copy it.

In this tip you'll learn how to use the Copy sketch command to copy geometry, and you will need to know how to use the Move Copy sketch command to follow along.  Please read my Move Copy Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor tip before you read this tip.

The first step is to fully constrain the geometry you plan to copy.  In this case I have used the Move command to copy the construction line and circle below the profile. The line and circle are fully constrained, except for 2 location constraints.  This is why the sketch needs 2 dimensions to fully constrain it.

Once the copy geometry is fully constrained (that is with two missing location constraints), you can use the Copy command to make multiple copies.

Open the Copy command from the Modify panel.

The first step is...

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