The company I work for has a client who is asking for a STEP file of one of our products that was modeled in inventor.
my problems are these:
1. When i convert the file i lose any decals on the model and it being a STEP file that may be unavoidable, but I wanted to ask if there is a solution for this.
2. Since there are similar products on the market I want a way to mark the product so if it is ever used it shows it came from our company. More or less the same function a title block would serve.
Decals will be lost in the STEP file conversion. There's nothing you can really do about that.
For your second question - you could use the Emboss command to actually place your company markings on the part itself (either protruding from or cut into a surface, like letters cast on a part or stamped into one).
Thanks for the quick response.
In order to do that what file type would our logo need to be in? Or would i need to trace it every time i needed to do this?
I'm pretty sure it can be done with a .jpeg?
It's been a while since I've done this myself but I have a need to attempt the same thing coming up in the very near future, so I'm curious to know if it works.
You may want to consider exporting it as DWF. Autodesk Design Review can be downloaded for free (http://usa.autodesk.com/design-review/).
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