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Bill.Schmid
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Can Regular Inventor for Windows Open a File Created in Inventor Fusion for Mac?

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04-24-2012 12:41 PM

Subject says it all.  I remember that Fusion for Mac has a new file extention and I can't remember if it will save to a format that regular Inventor will open.

 

Yes, I know I could look, but I use a Mac at home and regular Inventor at work.  I keep forgetting to check and record the Mac extentions to compare them with Inventor at work.  Thanks in advance to whoever can answer this for me.

Bill Schmid
AutoCAD Mechanical 2011
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Re: Can Regular Inventor for Windows Open a File Created in Inventor Fusion for

04-24-2012 11:19 PM in reply to: Bill.Schmid

No. Inventor will be able to open Fusion files in a future update. The new extension for the preview is F3D.

In the meantime you can use, SAT or STEP. Not ideal but file interop has to be written from the ground up on Mac compatible technologies.

 

 

Kevin Schneider


15" Macbook Pro Retina - OSX 10.9 in Portland, Oregon


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Re: Can Regular Inventor for Windows Open a File Created in Inventor Fusion for

04-25-2012 05:15 AM in reply to: schneik

schneik wrote:

No. Inventor will be able to open Fusion files in a future update. The new extension for the preview is F3D.

In the meantime you can use, SAT or STEP. Not ideal but file interop has to be written from the ground up on Mac compatible technologies.

 

 


Thank you for answering my question.  I'm confused though, by the second part of your answer.  "...file interop has to be written from the ground up..."  It's the first version of the program on the Mac.  That's about as "ground up" as you can get.  Sounds more like a concious choice to use a different file extension for the Mac version.  Is F3D to be the default Inventor Fusion file extension going forward and this version is just the first to get it?

Bill Schmid
AutoCAD Mechanical 2011

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