I have a problem converting a file into STP or IGES formats. Inventor 2011 keep crashing.
I managed to do shrinkwrap which is 38MB in size. I am converting this 38MB file into other formats
for customer suitability. Any suggestions please
Does customer need internal parts or only external form factor?
That file size sounds large - but not no real description of what the customer needs.
Can you at least post screen shot?
It's Generator Model and it doesn't have any internal parts. Its modelled for only external components that are visible in real world. I can't attach any image cos of legality.
Thanks for your reporting !!!
Without the orginal mode (because it is legal) I cannot reproduce and do more investigation about your crash, but I suppose you can try below scenarioes that based on my experience.
Scenario 1: If possible please upgrade your Inventor version to 2013 and re-try.
Scenario 2: I am not sure if STEP/IGES is the only choice for you, as some other CAD apps (i.e. Creo, Solidworks...) can open *.iam directly, or does other format meet your requirement ? such as Parasolid/SAT...... export in Export dialog box.
Scenario 3: Does other export format works well in inventor ? if that is case, maybe you can try this workaround: Export *.iam to CATIA V5/JT/Parasolid/Pro Engineer/SAT -> Open it back in Inventor or CATIA V5/Creo if possible -> Export to STEP/IGES
Hope it can help you and have a nice day !!!
Quality Assurance Team
Post your system spec's as well. You might be pushing your system limits.
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