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motiv8j
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Convert IGS or Step to DWG

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08-06-2012 08:13 AM

How do you convert IGES or STEP to DWG?

I have IGES of one model and IGES and STEP of another.

 

My 3D skills are basic, so I want to transfer them to 2D in AutoCAD then dimension.

I recall SOLPROF can be used on a 3D model to give 2D views. Can you tell I haven't used ACAD in anger for a while?

 

I have Inventor 7 and ACAD 2009.

Thanks in advance,

J.

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-06-2012 11:38 AM in reply to: motiv8j

You can do the conversion in Inventor or free Inventor Fusion http://labs.autodesk.com or in AutoCAD 2013.

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-07-2012 03:12 AM in reply to: motiv8j

nightmare!:smileyfrustrated:

 

I downloaded Inventor Fusion. Only seemed to give me a DWG option, not version related.

I then tried to open the DWG in my AutoCAD 2009. Couldn't do it, needed to download TrueView.

 

I downloaded TrueView 2011, following the links from AutoCAD 2009. Tried to open the file, said "The file could not be opened as it was created with a more recent version of DWG TrueView.

 

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-07-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: motiv8j

motiv8j wrote:

I downloaded TrueView 2011, following the links from AutoCAD 2009.

 


Isn't there a more recent free release of TrueView (2013?) for converting files?
What about saving as 2010 dwg to convert in TrueView 2011?

What about saving as ACIS (*.sat) or *.dxf directly and then opening directly in AutoCAD 2009?

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-07-2012 05:49 AM in reply to: motiv8j

motiv8j wrote:

I downloaded TrueView 2011, following the links from AutoCAD 2009.

 


Is this the same link that AutoCAD 2009 sent you to?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dwg+true+view+2013

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-07-2012 05:52 AM in reply to: motiv8j

motiv8j wrote:

I have Inventor 7 and ACAD 2009.

 


What about using Inventor 7 and saving as dwg solid?

 

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2008/ML205-1P%20Mather.pdf

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-07-2012 05:55 AM in reply to: JDMather

How about posting your files here

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-2013/bd-p/706

or here

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/bd-p/78

and asking someone to do the conversion to 2007 format for you?

That solution would require almost zero effort.

Sleep well, sweet dreams.

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Re: Convert IGS or Step to DWG

08-07-2012 06:12 AM in reply to: motiv8j

So many options :smileysurprised:

I'll try them and let you know which one is the easiest to execute.

Thanks in advance,

J.

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