A few weeks ago while participating in some Inventor Beta discussions regarding Inventor’s sketch environment I discovered a long standing feature available within the context menu. Obviously I can’t share the exact details of the conversation, however, as a result of complaining how difficult it can be to delete coincident constraints at times, and Autodesk employee pointed about a gem of a command.

Deleting Coincident Constraints - Inventor

If you right click on the end of a single geometry, you can select delete coincident constraint! Yup that’s right, I was gob-smacked. The number of times I could have done with that gem. Depending on which half of the geometry element you select, will delete all the coincident constraints at that end of the element. It works perfectly prior to Inventor 2014, but annoyingly in some situations with Inventor 2014 it will only delete the constraints at one end of the line. Autodesk are aware of the issue, so hopefully they will get it fixed soon.

In the meantime check out the video below to see it in action.

I hope you guys find this useful. I’m already using it all the time.