This tool allows you to place an object in relation to its environment and surrounding objects. You can use references from your environment, such as walls, or local references you create in order to dictate your selected object’s position and orientation.
Prevu3D uses your space to create basic references for your objects. For example, you can use environment references to constrain an object at a strict distance from an existing wall.
This feature allows you to create your own references. Create a new Local Reference by selecting your environment in your Object Panel. The docked window at the bottom of the panel will display a button labelled “Create a new reference”. Position your reference point where you want in your space and adjust it to your desired orientation. Objects can now use this Local reference to restrain their movements, ensure clearances to surrounding machinery, and more.
Flush or Mate
When selecting a constraint for your object, two additional options are available to you. You can set the constraint to be Flush or Mate, meaning either side by side or face to face.