I'm having an issue with exporting an Inventor 2012 .idw to AutoCAD DWG.
I am trying to export a multi-sheet drawing to AutoCAD 2007 using the Model Space - Full Scale option.
IT seems like no matter what I try, it will only export the geometry from the first sheet. It creates the other 2 .dwg files (Sheet 2 and 3) but they are empty.
The drawing set is comprised of a large plan view on sheet 1 and then a bunch of section views, originally cut on sheet 1 and then moved to the other sheets.
I tried using the other options "Sheet Scale - Model Space" which left me with some odd scale factor on the section views (completely different from the scale on the drawing) so, I can't use that...
And "Base View Scale - Model Space" or "Layout" give me the same result as the 1:1 scale option... all 3 files, but 2 and 3 are empty.
I tried .dxf and other AutoCAD versions with no change.
Anyone have any ideas?
Is my workflow flawed... or is it something else?
I doubt I can upload any of the data... the files are really big.
I believe your workflow is correct.
Is this issue file-specific? Or all the idw files with multi-sheets can't be exported correctly on your build? Please have a try to update all sheets prior to exporting.
If possilbe, could you send me your dataset by mail or upload it to a FTP server where I can access. I can make further investigation to it.
Thanks for responding...
I played with a couple other models and got some different results...
A 2-sheet .idw kind of worked... I got sheet 1, except it left out the base view, and sheet 2 was correct with the only view from that sheet.
But another 3-sheet idw with a much less complex model performed similar to the original problem where only 1 view from one of the sheets actually appeared, even though all 3 sheet dwg files were generated. This dataset I can probably send if you want...
I did a 7-zip to get it down to about 8Mb... I could also split it up further if necessary.
I can't reproduce it on my build. I need your dataset to do the further investigation.
Thank you very much!
I have parallel issue. I have an Inventor part that I exported to a DWG for inclusion in a building layout that we have someone doing for us. The exported DWG is of the side view, not the top down view. How do I change this?
Hey Chip, have you tried the save copy as... and selecting DWG instead of export? Or did you mean DWF?
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