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WillieArolf
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Registered: ‎04-25-2011
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Imported .igs files is not visible on .idw

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02-27-2013 11:51 PM

Hi,

 

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.

Thanks & Regards,

Willie
Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2012
Windows 7, 64-bit
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sam_m
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Registered: ‎11-05-2003
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Re: Imported .igs files is not visible on .idw

02-28-2013 12:30 AM in reply to: WillieArolf

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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WillieArolf
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Re: Imported .igs files is not visible on .idw

02-28-2013 04:19 PM in reply to: sam_m

sam_m

 

Thank you.

Thanks & Regards,

Willie
Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2012
Windows 7, 64-bit

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