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3d DWG to IPT

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02-19-2009 08:25 AM
I have some 3d DWG files (which for some reason the content type is not allowed to attach), and I'd like to convert them to IPT files for use in Inventor. I tried exported to IGES, but when I try to open the exported IGES file, Inventor hangs and I have to give it the ol' Vulcan nerve pinch & restart it.

It would seem to me there has got to be an easy way to do this...

I'm using Inv Suite 2009 SP1.

Thanks!
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-19-2009 08:28 AM in reply to: mooresk257
>It would seem to me there has got to be an easy way to do this...

File Open and set Options.

For more information see

http://www.augi.com/publications/aug...20091008lr.pdf

http://www.myvbooks.com/ac55jsp/stor...EA040C9105FF2C
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-19-2009 09:21 AM in reply to: mooresk257
Thanks JD. The links didn't work (because of the long link name auto-inserted ellipsis) but I was able to search for the AUGI article.

So I am able to open the 3D DWG file in INV, How do I convert it to a 3D solid IPT file?
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-19-2009 09:26 AM in reply to: mooresk257
>So I am able to open the 3D DWG file in INV, How do I convert it to a 3D solid IPT file?

If it is a solid DWG it will automatically be a solid in Inventor.
If it isn't solid DWG, zip and attach here for further instuction or shell out $190 on the second link.

http://www.myvbooks.com/ac55jsp/stores/1/Autodesk_University_2008_Inven_P271C95.jsp?UserID=1252114&ACBSessionID=66C0CBEA040C9105FF2C

Edited by: JDMather on Feb 19, 2009 12:29 PM
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-19-2009 09:38 AM in reply to: mooresk257
OK here it is!
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-19-2009 09:56 AM in reply to: mooresk257
Select files of type AutoCAD dwg and select your file name.
Click Options
Chage to Import.
Open
Follow the Import Wizard
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-19-2009 10:21 AM in reply to: mooresk257
Got it - Thanks!
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-20-2009 05:12 AM in reply to: mooresk257
Another issue this morning - while trying to convert a MDT dwg file, I get a message box that says "Mechanical Desktop Part/Assembly translator not registered."

I have the translators loaded in tools>add-ins, so I'm not sure what this means or haw to fix it.

Any suggestions?
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-20-2009 06:22 AM in reply to: mooresk257

"it is a solid DWG it
will automatically be a solid in Inventor. If it isn't solid DWG"

 

Not quite.... Select the Options in the File open dialog after
selecting the file and set it to IMPORT. Then on the 3d page of the Import
Wizard be sure that 3D Solids in the upper left corner is checked.
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Re: 3d DWG to IPT

02-20-2009 06:24 AM in reply to: mooresk257

You must have MDT installed and open to translate. Do not have
the file open in MDT. Then use Import options in IV. IV will take care of the
rest. I will have a tutorial on Translating MDT completed by the end of the
month.


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