How to turn On/Off Inferred Geometric Constraints in AutoCAD

Issue:

You would like to have Geometric Constraints automated. When you draw an object in AutoCAD geometric constraints would be added automatically.  

Example: if a line is drawn Horizontal or close to it then a Horizontal Constraint is automatically added.

Causes:

This can be done using the CONSTRAINTINFER (System Variable). This System Variable is turned off by default.

Solution:

Autodesk Help description is as follows

 

CONSTRAINTINFER (System Variable)

Controls whether the geometric constraints are inferred while drawing and editing geometry

0

 - Geometric constraints are not inferred

1 - Geometric constraints are inferred

Type:

Bitcode

Saved in:

Registry

Initial value:

0

 

To enable this System Variable

  • Once in a Drawing in AutoCAD.
  • Type CONSTRAINTINFER in the Command Line and select the <Enter> Key on your Keyboard.
  • Type 1 (to enable the System Variable) and select the <Enter> Key on your Keyboard.
  • CONSTRAINTINFER is now enabled. Objects edited or draw will now Auto-Constrain.

 

To disable this System Variable

  • Once in a Drawing in AutoCAD.
  • Type CONSTRAINTINFER in the Command Line and select the <Enter> Key on your Keyboard.
  • Type 0 (to disable the System Variable) and select the <Enter> Key on your Keyboard.

CONSTRAINTINFER is now disabled. Objects edited or draw will not Auto-Constrain.

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