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MechaDraftman
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Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

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07-02-2012 04:06 AM

Hello,

 

How to import Inventor file 2D(.idw) to autocad 2D (model space) with dimensions, axes, sections, ... ?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

Note: Inventor 2013 & Autocad Mechanical 2013

 

 

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ampster
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Re: Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

07-02-2012 01:28 PM in reply to: MechaDraftman

does saving it as a AutoCAD dwg work?

 

Save As > Save Copy As > then choose "AutoCAD Drawings (*.dwg)"

 

HTH

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Re: Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

07-03-2012 12:06 AM in reply to: ampster

yes, I saved it as a autocad .dwg work.

When I open it with autocad I have a drawing in paper space and nothing in model space !

Moreover, it's "impossible" to make an adjustement in paper space.

It's easier with CATIA V5, just open your dwg in model space. Simple to make an adjustement and to allow a easy layouts.

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Rich.O.3d
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Re: Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

07-03-2012 12:25 AM in reply to: MechaDraftman

try reading through the options when you export

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Re: Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

07-03-2012 02:04 AM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

Thank you for your advice but I can't find an option when I export or procedure to solve my problem.

 

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Re: Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

07-03-2012 02:50 AM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

SOLVED !  thank you richos69

 

  1. Export
  2. Export to DWG
  3. Select Type "Autocad DWG file"  (default: INVENTOR DWG file !!! ) - printscreen "DWG export-A"
  4. Click on "Options"
  5. Select option, button "Next" - printscreen "DWG export-B"
  6. Select parameters, button "Finish" - printscreen "DWG export-C"
  7. Save your DWG file
  8. You can use it with autocad in model space
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Re: Import Inventor file (.idw) to autocad (model space)

07-03-2012 03:57 PM in reply to: MechaDraftman

thats it

...sorry if answer was a bit short, I would normaly try to put up a screenshot...it was at the end of a 10 hour day and I think I have a kidney infection...off to doctor this morning (Im in australia so time difference meant i missed your next post)

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