I have imported an .igs and would like to use it on my assembly.
Step that I created.
1. DL an igs files, then open it in Inventor 2012 Product Suite.
2. Save as .ipt,
3. Create a new .ipt and then DERIVED the save .ipt, change scale to 25.4
4. Save the part
5. Open .idw and place the part you just save.
Result: Notice that nothing is visible. WHY?
I have attached the said file.
Solved! Go to Solution.
the iges is being imported as a surface, not a solid. (well, technically it's coming in as 4 small solid disks, near the feet, and 1 surface) and surfaces aren't visible in idws by default.
Either you need to repair the surface and turn it into a solid or leave it as a surface and enable the surface-visibility in the idw (expand the part and "surface bodies," then right-click and select "visible" - as my attached image):
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