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Inventor: No preview in Place Constraints (grayed out)

A - answer You cannot use Preview when placing constraints in an Inventor assembly - the option is grayed out (inactive).

The most common reasons are deferred assembly updates or using adaptive parts.

Using Tools > Options > Application Options > Assembly uncheck the option "Defer update":

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16.9.2016    769x  
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applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 9719:Animating constraints in Showcase: AdWorkflowHost is unknown.
Tip 9558:Copying parts including constraints in Inventor 2014.
Tip 9126:"Error in RSe clone commander" when demoting an assembly.
Tip 8286:How to display COG in Inventor drawing views?
Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.

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