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*Joe
Message 1 of 6 (65 Views)

Autocad 3D into IV How to......read on

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10-31-2002 09:29 PM
Well, it took me a few days to figgure out the reason I couldn't post
to the newsgroup- Continued from the old newsgroup....

I am sure there are a zillion options, I - as a relative novice will
not be aware of. Perhaps a good test is to create a new Autocad
drawing. Create one object... a solid cube using the DRAW/SOLIDS/BOX
command from the menu. Save the drawing, and try to import that
drawing into Inventor.

If you get the cube you created, then your process is correct...
perhaps there are entities you are trying to import which can't be
imported. Inventor has very limited abilities to import 3-D DWG
files.

Joe Dunfee
*Triton, Mark
Message 2 of 6 (65 Views)

Re: Autocad 3D into IV How to......read on

10-31-2002 11:57 PM in reply to: *Joe
Joe - 3D solids created in AutoCAD need to be exported (file>export) as
ACIS (sat) files.
Then you can open the sat file in Inventor and save it as an ipt.

Mark Triton
E/M Packaging Designer
World Precision Instruments, Inc.
Sarasota, FL




"Joe" wrote in message
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> Well, it took me a few days to figgure out the reason I couldn't post
> to the newsgroup- Continued from the old newsgroup....
>
> I am sure there are a zillion options, I - as a relative novice will
> not be aware of. Perhaps a good test is to create a new Autocad
> drawing. Create one object... a solid cube using the DRAW/SOLIDS/BOX
> command from the menu. Save the drawing, and try to import that
> drawing into Inventor.
>
> If you get the cube you created, then your process is correct...
> perhaps there are entities you are trying to import which can't be
> imported. Inventor has very limited abilities to import 3-D DWG
> files.
>
> Joe Dunfee
*Keller, Kent
Message 3 of 6 (65 Views)

Re:

11-01-2002 01:13 AM in reply to: *Joe
Mark

Actually last time I tried they opened fine straight from AutoCAD.

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Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Mark Triton" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:B3EAE5971648ED750E26595B91F78F1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Joe - 3D solids created in AutoCAD need to be exported (file>export) as
> ACIS (sat) files.
> Then you can open the sat file in Inventor and save it as an ipt.
>
> Mark Triton
> E/M Packaging Designer
> World Precision Instruments, Inc.
> Sarasota, FL
*Yeandle, Laurence
Message 4 of 6 (65 Views)

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11-01-2002 03:38 AM in reply to: *Joe
Opening the file from IV via the file open window seems to be the only way
it works first time, using the IV documented method gives errors, hard work.

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Laurence,
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"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:9CDAE1BDE8DAD878BDE1569C0EDF3323@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Mark
>
> Actually last time I tried they opened fine straight from AutoCAD.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Mark Triton" wrote in message
> news:smileyvery-happy:B3EAE5971648ED750E26595B91F78F1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Joe - 3D solids created in AutoCAD need to be exported (file>export) as
> > ACIS (sat) files.
> > Then you can open the sat file in Inventor and save it as an ipt.
> >
> > Mark Triton
> > E/M Packaging Designer
> > World Precision Instruments, Inc.
> > Sarasota, FL
>
>
*Jeffrey, Dennis
Message 5 of 6 (65 Views)

Re: Autocad 3D into IV How to......read on

11-01-2002 04:26 AM in reply to: *Joe
It works just fine.....

Create that AutoCAD Solid dwg. In Inventor, browse to the file and select
options fefore opening. Select Inch or Metric, go to next page, change
radio button from New Drawing to New Part, check 3D Solids and finish.
Pick OK and Inventor will create an IPT file.

Dennis

Joe wrote:

> Well, it took me a few days to figgure out the reason I couldn't post
> to the newsgroup- Continued from the old newsgroup....
>
> I am sure there are a zillion options, I - as a relative novice will
> not be aware of. Perhaps a good test is to create a new Autocad
> drawing. Create one object... a solid cube using the DRAW/SOLIDS/BOX
> command from the menu. Save the drawing, and try to import that
> drawing into Inventor.
>
> If you get the cube you created, then your process is correct...
> perhaps there are entities you are trying to import which can't be
> imported. Inventor has very limited abilities to import 3-D DWG
> files.
>
> Joe Dunfee

--
Dennis Jeffrey
CAD Associates - Fort Wayne
Autodesk ASC
(260-432-9695 x 221
*T., Mark
Message 6 of 6 (65 Views)

Re:

11-03-2002 12:52 PM in reply to: *Joe
I stand corrected!

Mark

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> Mark
>
> Actually last time I tried they opened fine straight from AutoCAD.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
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