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Copying parts including constraints in Inventor 2014.

A - answer One of the new features in Inventor 2014 is copying parts and subassemblies (in an assembly) with retaining their existing constraints.

Up to version 2013, using copy/paste on parts has copied them individually - pasting created independently "floating" components which have to be then constrained again.

Since version 2014, the selected parts are copied including their constraints and they automatically form an already constrained set after pasting.

Compare the results of identical copying method (Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) of two selected subassemblies of the Brokk arm in Inventor version 2013:

and in Inventor version 2014:

Note: if you are not able to copy parts in version 2014, apply first the Service Pack 1 or higher (see Download).

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applies to: Inventor 2014 · Inventor 2013 ·

See also:
Tip 12046:Random shape and appearance of an Inventor part or assembly.
Tip 11998:Double object snap (osnap) - how to align a line between two lines? (geom.constraints)
Tip 11497:Automatic grouping of drawing objects.
Tip 11093:Inventor: No preview in Place Constraints (grayed out)
Tip 10769:What is the orange marker on the sketch icon in Fusion 360 model tree?

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