By John Carlson
Since most companies' modeling standards require all geometry to be fully constrained when released, one question I frequently get asked is how can I tell if this is true. Although it is hidden in the menu structure, there is a quick and easy tool to do that. It is the Parameterization Analysis option. You can find it under Tools > Parameterization Analysis.
From the drop down menu you can select what you want to look for. Choose Under-constrained Sketches and it will show you all the sketches that still require dimensions or geometric constraints to be fully constrained.
It is also very useful for finding Deactivated features (Inactive Feature on list), and External references.
If you haven’t been using it, give it a try. It will become one of your favorite analysis tools.
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