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force87
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Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

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12-29-2011 10:04 AM

Hello everybody,

 

I draw a 3D model with colours in AutoCAD 2012 and  save it in .dwg file. After that I open this file with Inventor Fusion 2012, I see the model and export it in .step format. When I open this .step in Fusion 2012 or in other program  (Altium Designer 2010)  colours are lost.... Everything is grey..... I want to keep the colours of my 3D model.

Is it possible? Do I use a wrong settings? Where can I modify?

Can Fusion 2012 export in AP214 step format and keep the colours?

 

I enclosed some files....

I open the.step files and I write a random values to RGB_COLOURS row, save as it  and  so Fusion can open and visualize the new file with colours (not grey!).

The question: Why can not I save .step files with colours?

 

Thanks.

Viktor

 

 

 

Although you can import the DWG into Fusion and maintain Colour / Material, if you then export to STEP we lose the properties. I must have missed out an operation when I first tested this.

I will log the issue with development.

Jon

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Silvia.Menon
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Re: Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

01-04-2012 07:31 AM in reply to: force87

Hi Victor,

 

as far as I can tell Inventor Fusion currently does not seem to support keeping the color in the export.

 

I will get some clarification from our developers on this and will let you know the result.

 

Best regards,

Silvia



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jon.dean
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Re: Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

01-05-2012 03:15 AM in reply to: Silvia.Menon

Your AutoCAD 3D model is only a single solid with the faces coloured.

When you import into Fusion, it sees the model as one solid and therefore only the base colour will be shown.

If I create a multiple solid part in AutoCAD and assign different materials, now when you import into Fusion the materials are retained.

Jon



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force87
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Re: Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

01-06-2012 12:11 PM in reply to: force87

How can I make multiple solid? Print Screen, example, etc

Can you send me your dwg file? Thanks.

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jon.dean
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Re: Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

01-10-2012 02:08 AM in reply to: force87

Although you can import the DWG into Fusion and maintain Colour / Material, if you then export to STEP we lose the properties. I must have missed out an operation when I first tested this.

I will log the issue with development.

Jon



Jon Dean

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dbaoss
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Re: Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

11-07-2012 05:35 PM in reply to: force87

Hi There,

 

I am a Tekla 3D user. One of my client use their design 3D Inventor. I try to import their model from Inventor to my Tekla. I want to know if   Inventor has *.ifc, *.SDNF, *.STEP format of export file.

 

Regards,

 

David Bao

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JDMather
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Re: Step file import/ export AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor Fusion 2012

11-08-2012 01:24 AM in reply to: dbaoss

dbaoss wrote:

....I want to know if   Inventor has .... *.STEP format of export file.

 

 

David Bao



Yes.

 

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