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Inventor Base View to Autocad

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11-08-2013 08:14 AM

I have plotted a base view of a part onto a sheet of my idw file.

I would like to take the lines generated from the part's wireframe and edit them in autocad.

I know that you can export parts to autocad from inventor, However, this exports the entire 3d part.

If i export the entire 3d part, There are many other lines present that would be otherwise invisable viewing it orthographically. 

How can i simply take a base view from an idw and edit it in autocad?

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Re: Inventor Base View to Autocad

11-08-2013 08:26 AM in reply to: ahogue

Just export the IDW drawing to Autocad and select the correct version in the options.


You should also be able to create your base view as a DWG and this will allow for editing in Autodesk Autocad.

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Re: Inventor Base View to Autocad

11-08-2013 08:27 AM in reply to: ahogue

Depending on what you are doing - you might not even need an Inventor drawing.


You can right click on a planar face of a 3D object and select Export to *.dxf or *.dwg  to get the 2D.

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Re: Inventor Base View to Autocad

11-10-2013 12:42 AM in reply to: ahogue
Or - use DWG instead of IDW, then you can open the inventor drawing in AutoCAD and insert the view as a block.

Heres how it's done:

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