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wilkhui
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Message 21 of 27 (536 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

11-26-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: nenaddj69

Hi, are you using a compatible version of Inventor?

 

"The Inventor 2013 compatible preview is available until January 31, 2014 at which time the license will expire, and the function will be disabled. For Autodesk Subscription customers, a non-expiring version of the technology is available for Inventor 2014 in the Autodesk Exchange Apps site."

Mesh Enabler

 

Service Packs and Updates generally aren't for new functions but if you make a post on the IdeaStation then we may be able to take this further: IdeaStation

 

Thanks,

Indy



Inderjeet Wilkhu
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Autodesk ShapeManager
Design, Lifecycle and Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.

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nenaddj69
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Message 22 of 27 (529 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

11-26-2013 09:06 AM in reply to: wilkhui
I'm using Inventor 2014 SP1, no Autodesk Subscription.
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wilkhui
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Message 23 of 27 (525 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

11-26-2013 09:22 AM in reply to: nenaddj69

Hi, would you be willing to post on the IdeaStation in that case?

Thanks,

Indy



Inderjeet Wilkhu
SQA Engineer
Autodesk ShapeManager
Design, Lifecycle and Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.

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scott.sheppard
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 24 of 27 (507 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

11-27-2013 06:53 AM in reply to: wilkhui

Dear nenaddj69:

 

You are using Inventor 2014 SP1 but are not on Subscription. That is certainly your right to choose; however, the solution you seek is available to Subscription customers. One of the values of the subscription program, in addition to obtaining software upgrades, e.g.,. Inventor 2014 to Inventor 2015, is the ability to obtain add-on functionality. It would be a disservice to those who have opted to be on Subscription to supply you with this functionality without being a subscriber. Sorry.



Scott Sheppard
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Autodesk, Inc.
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jbarsic
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Message 25 of 27 (376 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

03-13-2014 10:36 AM in reply to: wilkhui

Does this mean that anyone who purchased just 2013 and no subscription, and needing this feature, cannot convert mesh to solids unless they purchase 2014?

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jbarsic
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Message 26 of 27 (363 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

03-13-2014 10:46 AM in reply to: jbarsic

 

Thanks JDMather for trying to help...

AutoDesk's "business practices" are....well to put it lightly, IRRITATING.

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scott.sheppard
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Message 27 of 27 (340 Views)

Re: Converting STL file to solid?

03-14-2014 06:18 AM in reply to: jbarsic
Yes. That's exactly what that means. A subscription provides value and add-ins like the one for STL are an example of that. When you evaluated Inventor 2013 before purchasing, it did not have the ability to import STL, so it's not like 2013 is lacking functionality you thought you had purchased. New capabilities come in multiple forms: new features in new releases as well as add-ins to existing releases. A subscription is a way to obtain both.

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Autodesk Labs
Autodesk, Inc.
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