I tried to import an stl file into inventor 2013 and it worked. I now have that ipt file that I ahve attached to this thread. The only problem is that now I cannot manipulate my solid (i.e. put holes in it).
Has anyone run accross this problem or have any idea what needs to be done?
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Thanks for your post - you won't be able to perform those solid operations since the .stl is a mesh.
There's a plug-in on the Labs site (link below) that will allow you to convert this to a Base feature, if you install that then you should be good to go
Hope this helps!
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Just add one comment, not only STL mesh but also for CATIA V5 cgr mesh data and JT mesh data, this addin (Inventor Mesh Enabler) tool can also convert mesh data to solid or composite.
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