I am trying to import a autocad 2013 block into inventor 2013. Everytime i do it the file gets smaller. The file has a logo of a company that i need to remain a certain size. Any ideas on how to fix m problem is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
The file gets smaller? Or the geometry gets smaller?
Type -dwgunits (with the minus symbol) in AutoCAD.
What does it return as the units?
What units do you want it in Inventor?
In any case, I recommend that you convert it to an Inventor Sketch Block and then you can safely scale it to any size you need. If bringing into drawing rather than model - conver it to an Inventor Sketched Symbol.
The geometry gets smaller. I have it scaled in Autocad to the correct size and when I import it into Inventor it is a smaller size. Sorry if I ask what may be a very simple question for some but I am new when it comes to Inventor.
When I typed (-dwgunits) I received several questions.
Drawing UNits - Inches
Drawing Display - Deciamal
Linear Display Precsion - 4
Scale Objects from other drawings upon insert - Yes
Match INSUNITS to drawing units - Yes
What do you mean when you say Inventor Sketch Block? Is that where you click open select the Autocad file; Click options; instead of open select import? If so upon doing this the files geometry still got smaller.
When I recieved the file I made the Logo into a Autocad Block because I was scaling the X and Y axis differently. I was making the Y axis a bigger scale to reach the size I need.
You indicate that -dwgunits returns
1 as current value which is inches, correct?
What units is your Inventor file?
Can you attach the dwg and the ipt files here?
If not, can you make up a sample dwg and ipt that exhibits the same behavior and attach it here?
While in an active Inventor sketch (your imported dwg 2d geometry - you should see a tool to the right of the middle of the ribbon that says Make Block.
All of this would be a lot easier to cover if you attach sample files here.
I haven't tried to make up an experimental dataset myself, but one thing I think you might need to do is explode the AutoCAD block after doing the non-uniform scale. I seem to recall a previous question here about non-uniform scaled blocks not coming in correctly. A search might turn up the thread.
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