I draw a 3D model with colours in AutoCAD 2012 and save it in .dwg file. After that I open this file with Inventor Fusion 2012, I see the model and export it in .step format. When I open this .step in Fusion 2012 or in other program (Altium Designer 2010) colours are lost.... Everything is grey..... I want to keep the colours of my 3D model.
Is it possible? Do I use a wrong settings? Where can I modify?
Can Fusion 2012 export in AP214 step format and keep the colours?
I enclosed some files....
I open the.step files and I write a random values to RGB_COLOURS row, save as it and so Fusion can open and visualize the new file with colours (not grey!).
The question: Why can not I save .step files with colours?
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as far as I can tell Inventor Fusion currently does not seem to support keeping the color in the export.
I will get some clarification from our developers on this and will let you know the result.
Your AutoCAD 3D model is only a single solid with the faces coloured.
When you import into Fusion, it sees the model as one solid and therefore only the base colour will be shown.
If I create a multiple solid part in AutoCAD and assign different materials, now when you import into Fusion the materials are retained.
Although you can import the DWG into Fusion and maintain Colour / Material, if you then export to STEP we lose the properties. I must have missed out an operation when I first tested this.
I will log the issue with development.
I am a Tekla 3D user. One of my client use their design 3D Inventor. I try to import their model from Inventor to my Tekla. I want to know if Inventor has *.ifc, *.SDNF, *.STEP format of export file.
....I want to know if Inventor has .... *.STEP format of export file.
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