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    The 2022 release of Inventor brought a new feature following an Idea station post : Constraint status.

    This allows users to choose to display an icon next to assembly components in the model browser to indicate their constraint status:

      Inventor_2022_-_Constraint_status_-_4.PNG - fully constrained

      Inventor_2022_-_Constraint_status_-_5.PNG- underconstrained

      Inventor_2022_-_Constraint_status_-_6.PNG - status unknown

    Performing a rebuild on the assembly should resolve the unknown status and display the correct icon (under or fully constrained). “Rebuild all” can be found under the Manage tab-> Update panel:

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    However, there have been reports of inconsistencies with the constraint status icons. This is currently being investigated by the development team, but a workaround is enabling relationship redundancy in Application Options (this is disabled by default).

    When this box is ticked, Inventor performs a secondary analysis which checks for redundant relationships and analyses all component degrees of freedom (which is skipped when the box is cleared).

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    Any updates are to be published in this article.