Constrains arcs and circles to the same radius, or lines and polyline segments to the same length. (This command is equivalent to using the Equal option of the GeomConstraint command.)
Note: The second entity that you select is stretched to be the same length (or radius) as the first entity.
Accessing the Command
command bar: gcequal
menu bar: Assembly | 2D Constraints | Equal
ribbon: Parametric | 2D Constraints | Equal
toolbar: 2D Constraints |
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select first entity or [Multiple]: (Select an entity, or type M)
Select second entity: (Select a second entity of the same kind -- linear or curved -- as the first entity)
Select first entity
Select a line, arc, circle, or polyline segment.
Select second entity
Selects a second entity, which is made the same length or radius as the first one.
Selects more than two entities:
All entities selected must be of the same kind -- straight or curved -- as the first one. You can select multiple segments of the same polyline.
After you place the constraint, icons appear near the entities indicating the type of constraint. If you do not see them, then use the ConstraintBar command to display them.
To remove a constraint, click the tiny x on the constraint bar:
GeomConstraint - applies geometric relationships between entities and/or points on entities.
Dimconstraint - applies a dimensional constraint to an entity or between constraint points on entities; converts associative dimensions to dynamic dimensions.
GcCoincident - applies a coincident geometrical constraint to two points or constrains a point to an entity.
GcCollinear - forces lines to be collinear.
GcConcentric - constrains the center points of circles, arcs, ellipses or elliptical arcs to coincide.
GcFix - constrains points and entities at a fixed position.
GcHorizontal - constrains lines or pairs of points to lie parallel to the X-axis of the current coordinate system.
GcParallel - forces two lines to be parallel to each other.
GcPerpendicular - constrains two lines to lie perpendicularly to each other.
GcSmooth - forces a spline to maintain fluid geometric continuity with another spline, line, arc or polyline.
GcSymmetric - constrains two entities or points to lie symmetrically with respect to a selected line.
GcTangent - constrains two entities to maintain a point of tangency to each other or their extensions.
GcVertical - constrains lines or pairs of points to lie parallel to the Y-axis of the current coordinate system.
ConstraintBar - controls the display of the constraint bar of entities.
Delconstraint - removes all dimensional and geometrical constraints from an entity.