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How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

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07-22-2010 06:59 PM

Hello. I am new to Autodesk Inventor LT. I received a 2D CAD data file in DWG format from somebody. What is the simplest way to convert it into 3D CAD model? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

07-22-2010 07:50 PM in reply to: pearltv

Just model it from scratch... Thats what I would do... I haven't seen a reliable way to go from 2d to 3d no matter what the marketing goons say. 

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Re: How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

07-22-2010 08:59 PM in reply to: pearltv

There is a 2D to 3D tool availabe at Autodesk Labs: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/2d_to_3d_tool/

 

But as previously stated, it's probably just as easy to model it from scratch in Inventor LT

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Re: How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

07-23-2010 05:28 AM in reply to: pearltv

Thanks for all the replies. I need to learn how to build a 3D model from scratch then.

Is it possible to get the mass and center of mass position of an assembly with the 2D DWG alone?

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Re: How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

07-23-2010 05:31 AM in reply to: pearltv

pearltv wrote:

Is it possible to get the mass and center of mass position of an assembly with the 2D DWG alone?


Inventor LT is for single parts - not assemblies.

 

If you are a student you can download Inventor Professional for free from http://engineersrule.org

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Re: How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

07-23-2010 06:37 AM in reply to: JDMather

Garin must be a mind reader. The last two posts at his In the Machine blog discuss using 2D DWG in Inventor. It should give you some ideas.



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Re: How to convert from 2D DWG to 3D CAD model?

07-24-2010 06:24 AM in reply to: pearltv

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