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What is the difference between a geometric constraint and a numetric constraint?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

10y ago

Dealing with engineering or CAD, a geometric constraint deals with constraints such as parallel or perpendicularity. A numeric constraint deals with distances and size. Width, length, and depth are examples of these.

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Geometric constraints are constant, non-numerical relationships between the parts of a geometric figure. Numeric constraints are number values, or What_is_the_difference_between_a_geometric_constraint_and_a_numeric_constraintequations that are used to control the size or location of a geometric figure :)

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

10y ago

These terms are used in a variety of contexts, one of them being computer-aided design (CAD). Considering a hypothetical case of CAD software for school bus design the system might ask the user to indicate the minimum and maximum numbers of students that the bus should be designed to transport and the inner dimensions of the bus body. The numbers would constitute numeric constraints and the given dimensions the geometric constraints.

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12y ago