Inventor Fusion

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Fusion to Inventor

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12-21-2011 07:05 PM

Inventor/Fusion 2012, Win7 Pro 64 bit.

Can someone please tell me how I can open a part I modeled in Fusion, from scratch, in Inventor? When in Fusion, after I finish modeling, I perform a Save, and it saves it as a dwg file. When I try to open this in Inventor using the Open Fusion DWG  from the Application Open dropdown I get the following message:




Open Fusion.jpg


If I use the Open dialog and select  "Autodesk Inventor Fusion Files (*.dwg)"  from the file types dropdown menu, or use Import DWG it opens, and I can use the Import DWG/DXF wizard to convert to .ipt, but then I can't use the Change Manager to convert holes, fillets, etc. to Inventor features. What am I doing wrong? (I am closing Fusion before attempting to open in Inventor)


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Registered: ‎06-07-2010
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Re: Fusion to Inventor

12-22-2011 10:31 AM in reply to: mies07

As you discovered Change Manager was designed to adopt _changes_ made via Fusion to an Inventor model. It was not designed as a tool for Feature Recognition of dumb solid bodies.


It is possible that the following workaround may work with simple models, however. Create an Inventor part with a "small" extrusion outside of the "normal working space". Open this part in Fusion. You would see the body recognized as an extrusion feature. Do not delete it, to make the process simpler. Do your modeling in Fusion and save the part as a dwg. Open it in Inventor and the Change Manager should kick in. Apply the treatments, possibly using "Apply All". After existing Change Manager delete the original extrusion feature. 

Udaya Gunasena
Fusion Development
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