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swishersr
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stp files

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10-01-2010 10:58 AM

Currently I use AutoCAD 2011 and have a need to share files in formats other than dwg.  Is there a way to open/save, import/export files from other Autodesk products such as Inventor, Revit, etc. and other formats such as .stp. or .cgr.

For vanilla AutoCAD you will want dwg, dxf or sat (ACIS v7 for older AutoCAD).  (every CAD program that I am aware of can read/write at least one of these formats)

You might check out free Inventor Fusion for other file translations.

http://labs.autodesk.com

 

Fusion will read/write stp and dwg as well as several other types.

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Re: stp files

10-01-2010 11:24 AM in reply to: swishersr

For vanilla AutoCAD you will want dwg, dxf or sat (ACIS v7 for older AutoCAD).  (every CAD program that I am aware of can read/write at least one of these formats)

You might check out free Inventor Fusion for other file translations.

http://labs.autodesk.com

 

Fusion will read/write stp and dwg as well as several other types.

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Re: stp files

10-01-2010 12:26 PM in reply to: JDMather

Awesome, that is what I am looking for.  I can’t even begin to tell you the headache it has been trying to coordinate the different file types used today by the various CAD programs.  I have tried many different programs to convert CAD files, and this by far was the easiest to use and it did exactly what I needed it to do.  Thanks again for your help.

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Re: stp files

04-13-2012 07:39 AM in reply to: JDMather

Fusion does not seem to be opening the stp file for me. i'm getting an err.log file like this:

 

 Translation Started

 FileName:C:\Users\me\Documents\myfile.STP

 Processing STEP Part

 Processing only Solid Bodies

 Processing Body

 Processing Lump

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing Face

 Processing STEP Part

 Translation Ended

 

anyone got any idea whats up?

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Re: stp files

04-13-2012 08:24 PM in reply to: rmcd

rmcd wrote:

Fusion does not seem to be opening the stp file for me. i'm getting an err.log file like this:

 


 

What stp file? I don't see your attachment.

Why didn't you ask this in the Fusion forum here?

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-Fusion/bd-p/370

 

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Re: stp files

04-16-2012 05:24 AM in reply to: JDMather
I believe I downloaded a free version of Inventor Fusion, however the version I downloaded was a 2010 version.  There was some type of issue converting a 2011 .stp to a .dwg with the 2010 Inventor.  I believe the problem was solved in the 2011 version of Inventor.  Try downloading the latest version of inventor and see if the problem persists. 
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Re: stp files

04-17-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: swishersr

Hi swishersr,

 

I have the latest version of Fusion downloaded, i only installed it a couple of weeks ago.

 

.....Oh and JDMather i didn’t attach the STP file as i can be just giving away vendor models to the entire internet & i posted here as i was unaware that there was a Fusion dedicated forum & this seemed like a logical thread.

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Re: stp files

04-17-2012 11:07 AM in reply to: rmcd

Did you get the problem figured out?
Can you translate a simple cube?

It is not likely that anyone could give you any help without the actual file with the little information you provided.

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