I had made several "stickers" with some draws and colors with Autodesk Inventor, now i have a problem... my supplier can't open dwg files (2D)...how can I convert a ipt file to AI or CDR files? (these are the extensions for the programs that they work...)
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You vendor needs vector files created in vector software (Adobe Illustrator = .AI, Corel Draw = CDR, etc). You are not going to be able to generate an art file for them to use from Inventor. We use Illustrator for our nameplate and label design, so I'm familiar with that workflow and what print companies need. You can also send them a PDF but it needs to be exported from a vector file.
The nice thing about Illustrator is that I can export my vector label as a DWG, so if I need to make a model, sharing that geometry is easy.
One of the stickers is simple as this one I attach... I will try as suggest with pdf
export to pdf, open pdf with inkscape, save as .svg
inventors built-in export to pdf function works fine with this workflow until you are dealing with heaps of curves that you need very accurate.
Your colours might not convert into Illustrator or coreldraw. It's possible the PDF soultion will work fine and you'll need no more help.
However, if you have the need, you could try the following, assuming your text has been created as extrusions.
1. Start a new blank idw, create base view of the sticker.
2. SaveAs Autocad dwg or dxf
3. Open with Autocad. Convert all lines to polylines.ensuring all text outlines are individual characters.
4. Export "only the selected entities" to dxf version 12. This should illiminate extra data not required byAI or Corel.
This dxf should be easily imported into Coreldraw or Illustrator.
The downside is you will only get outlines and will require post editing to fill the fonts and backgrounds with colour.
In this way the font shape should be retained.
If you have the artwork in a dwg (as suggested in OP) then open this in AutoCAD.
use "WMFOUT" command to create a wmf file
This is a vector file which CorelDraw will easily open - far easier than trying to get it to import the dwg directly. You could send the wmf directly to the artwork people (as they will be able to use it), but it will not have any dimensions, so you will have to explain how large you want this to be scaled.
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