Inventor Fusion

Inventor Fusion

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Exporting Catia to DWG file, Opening files with PMI,etc

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02-07-2012 09:24 PM

Couple of things:


I am looking for a software that will view several different file formats such as UG, CATIA, Solidworks,etc and so I am trying out Inventor Fusion.


1.Is there a way to view PMI (dimensions, GD&T, and Notes) from Catia? For some reason it is not pulling this in...Any tips?


2. When exporting views into DWG format will it contain this PMI?


3. When exporting views from Fusion into a DWG format how do you get a view that shows just wireframe or just edges into the DWG file? Is there a way to adjust this rendoring?


In addition this DWG export does not open in AutoCAD LT


See attached file.


What we are looking for is to export views into a DWG format from 3D and then modify in Autocad for manufacturing planning and standard work...


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Re: Exporting Catia to DWG file, Opening files with PMI,etc

02-26-2012 11:33 AM in reply to: dpeterle

Inventor Fusion doe not read PMI data today.

When you export to DWG we are creating solids in 3D space so the view type that you are looking for is a view style setting in AutoCAD. I have no idea if Drafsight will allow you to do this as it is an AutoCAD knockoff.


If you try out AutoCAD 2012 there are purpose built tools to create hidden line remove drawings of 3D models. AutoCAD even includes a Catia translator to read in 3D models and produce drawing views that might do most of what you want, with the exception of the PMI of course.


Please send me a direct message with your contact information, I'd like to understand more what you are trying to do and see if there are ways we can help.


Kevin Schneider

15" Macbook Pro Retina - OSX 10.9 in Portland, Oregon

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