Helpful Constraints vs Overconstraint: How to Find the Sweet Spot

Design constraints are a good thing: They keep flagpoles pointing straight up and your roof rack securely attached to your vehicle. When you design products that have features that need to be constrained, it’s important to determine and implement the minimum number of constraints necessary to adequately constrain the feature. That’s because applying more constraints than necessary is actually a bad thing—it can keep parts that should fit together from doing so. In our latest Hardware Guide post, we explain the concept of over-constraint and offer tips on how you can avoid it.

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