We're working on a project for a client that involves producing an industrial video for them. We have asked the client to provide us with views of the product and product components as flat, 2D vector image files.
They have provided us with .IAM files, but we also need the files in other formats. So far, the client has only been able to send us flat, raster JPEG images, with muddy, dark gray gradation backgrounds, and the highest resolution they've been able to produce is 96ppi -- this is not going to work. We've asked if they can provide isometric views of the product components in any of the following file formats:
These are the formats that Inventor can export out to.
Thank you! I see that DWG is one of the formats. It looks like these are export options from Inventor Pro. What if my client only has Inventor Light? Are the export options limited there?
I am not aware of an Inventor light. There are different levels (i.e. standard and professional)
and with all of those the export options are the same. I know there is Autocad light. There is also Inventor Fusion
with these export options.
if they provided you .iam files, then they have a full version of Inventor.
Inventor LT doesn't do assemblies...
And yes, it can do .igs (.iges) also
It sounds like this client needs Inventor Training.
The files can be saved to dwg, dxf or igs (and other types).
If they are sending you *.iam files without *.ipt files - they are clueless.
*.iam files are assembly files - only contain list of hyperlinks to part files (*.ipt).
You could do the conversion yourself with FREE Inventor Fusion http://labs.autodesk.com if they can't get the dwg to you, but you will need the ipt files that go with the iam file(s).
JanTheDesigner wrote:But they do not seem to understand what we are asking them for.Ask them to log in here and respond to this thread.
I guess by "nventor Light" I meant the non-Pro version.
Good to know the exports are available from both versions. I may now have enough information to communicate to my client. Still seems odd to me that they wouldn't have known to do this and found the export to DWG on their own. Is this export done while they're displaying a particular view or rendering? Can I ask them to leave out the dark gray gradation background?
... Still seems odd to me that they wouldn't have known to do this and found the export to DWG on their own.
I estimate that around 90% of users do not know how to use the product.
The export will be a 3D model without any background.
If you need 2D you will have to be more specific.
It will be important to know EXACTLY what version of Inventor they are using to give them step-by-step instructions.
Have them log in here.
We have asked the client to provide us with views of the product and product components as flat, 2D vector image files.
Oops, I missed this in the original post. This complicates things.