Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Valued Contributor
jeff.noel
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎02-16-2012
Message 1 of 4 (994 Views)
Accepted Solution

Difficulty converting STP/IGS to IPT

994 Views, 3 Replies
11-30-2012 01:52 PM

I have a file from a suppliers website that comes in either STP or IGES files.  I'm trying to convert it into an IPT to be useable in one of my models, but I don't seem to be having any luck with it.  I don't convert many STP/IGS files, and most of the time when I do they just work without many issues.

 

I can get the model to look proper in this one, its just that working with it makes Inventor run incredibly slow.  When I want to add an assembly to a drawing that is using this model, it takes several minutes just to place the view, removing the part and it works quickly again.  

 

The part can be downloaded here:

 

http://sealcocvp.com/home/dl/wabco/parts/4005001010.zip

 

I was wondering if anyone would be able to share some guidance on how to best get this file to a useable IPT file, as I can't have it grinding my computer to a halt every time I use the model.  Thanks for any help!

Distinguished Mentor
rdyson
Posts: 880
Registered: ‎04-11-2005
Message 2 of 4 (989 Views)

Re: Difficulty converting STP/IGS to IPT

11-30-2012 02:19 PM in reply to: jeff.noel

I was able to import the dwg and it seems to be usable. There are errors in some of the parts (nuts mostly) but they seem minor and probably not worth trying to fix.

I didn't add it to a higher assembly but it's iam responds to various commands well.

*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,289
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 3 of 4 (982 Views)

Re: Difficulty converting STP/IGS to IPT

11-30-2012 02:31 PM in reply to: jeff.noel

jeff.noel wrote:

I was wondering if anyone would be able to share some guidance on how to best get this file to a useable IPT file, ...


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

 

You didn't indicate what version of Inventor you are using.

I still use the Construction Environment rather than the new Repair Environment.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Valued Contributor
jeff.noel
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎02-16-2012
Message 4 of 4 (981 Views)

Re: Difficulty converting STP/IGS to IPT

11-30-2012 02:31 PM in reply to: rdyson

D'oh, I never work with 3D DWG's, so when I saw the DWG I just assumed it was a 2D Drawing (must be Friday afternoon).  I've loaded it up and it works great, it is the way to go.  Thanks for your help!

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube