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mokqinglin21
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convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

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02-04-2013 06:49 PM

hi im wondering if it is possible to convert a 2D dxf to 3D in 2012 inventor? I couldnt do after I downloaded the updates for 2D to 3D conversion. I wonder if such a conversion is only available for 2D DWG files

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blair
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Re: convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

02-04-2013 08:14 PM in reply to: mokqinglin21

You should be able to open the DXF file with Autocad that ships with Inventor and save to DWG

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Re: convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

02-04-2013 08:24 PM in reply to: blair

hi,

I have no idea why I couldnt convert the 2D to 3D even though I have downloaded the 2D to 3D tool and tried to follow the tutorial online.

Can someone help me to convert this file?  

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Re: convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

02-04-2013 08:49 PM in reply to: mokqinglin21

A lot of the utilites in Inventor are looking for a specific file format, such as "Place Component". It won't run the conversion program, this is only done with the File-Open command.

 

You need to open this file in Autocad, not Inventor and do the conversion there and do a Save-As to DWG in Autocad. I am at home and need my install media to configure Autocad for a couple of updates before I can open Autocad

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Re: convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

02-05-2013 04:55 AM in reply to: mokqinglin21

I had no trouble opening directly in Inventor and create the 3D solid parts.

I didn't need AutoCAD.

How much Inventor training have you had? 

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Re: convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

02-05-2013 06:21 AM in reply to: JDMather

I have never tried converting 2D drawings from outsource companies to 3D autodesk inventor 

I followed the steps in 

http://cadsetterout.com/resources/autocad-inventor-2d-to-3d-conversion/

I just dont understand why I couldnt select the drawing for base and projected view. 

 

May I know how did you do it?

 

Thanks

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Re: convert 2D DXF to 3D inventor model 2012

02-05-2013 09:39 AM in reply to: mokqinglin21

mokqinglin21 wrote:

May I know how did you do it?

 

Thanks


I have never used any "2D to 3D converter".

Pretty simple geometry to create myself.

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