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JDMather
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Re: n00b questions on Inventor Fusion 2013 and .stl files.....

12-08-2012 04:39 AM in reply to: michael.stone

I was able get to a Restore Point created a couple of days ago and that problem is solved.  I will try to get back to your problem on Monday.

 

It looks like I discovered a serious security problem in Windows. 
At work our machines have a program called Deep Freeze that returns the computer as set up by IT each time it is rebooted, so I can safely test things like this.

Turns out if you save even a MS Word *.doc file (can be blank) to the desktop and then rename to *.stl it causes Windows Explorer to go into a failure loop. 

 

Only discovered this because I thought you renamed an stl in order to attach it here since you can't attach stl directly.

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pcrawley
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Re: n00b questions on Inventor Fusion 2013 and .stl files.....

12-08-2012 12:18 PM in reply to: JDMather

Getting back to the original problem, Fusion is not the tool you want it to be.  As posted earlier, Fusion is a solid modeller, Blender is not.  Blender is a mesh modeller - so if you want "like for like" comparisons, download 3ds max.  That will give you all the push/pull mesh modelling tools you can imagine (and a few more).  It supports STL files too (unlike Windows explorer apparently!) 

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michael.stone
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Re: n00b questions on Inventor Fusion 2013 and .stl files.....

12-09-2012 07:11 AM in reply to: pcrawley

Thanks. I'll look into it today.

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