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Help converting to DXF files

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06-20-2013 02:57 PM

Hello,

 

Hope I am posting this on the right place

 

I created a few files using the student version of Inventor hoping to have a local water jet place do some cutting for me. Unfortunate, they can't read ipt files. They wanted it in dxf files.

 

So I'm wondering if anybody here can help me converting  ipt files into dxf files.

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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 05:01 PM in reply to: mansugi

Hi

Can't speak for the student version.

 

But it would normally be "Export to DWG"

 

The IPT file is going to export a 3d file, you need to make a drawing (IDW) of the part and export that as dwg.

 

You can also "Save copy as" and select DXF from the pull down list.

 

What I used to do, is delete all borders and titleblocks from the file.

Place the views at 1:1 scale. (Dont worry about exceeding the paper space)

That takes all the guess work out of exporting the file, and ensures the correct scale.
 

If you don't come right, post the file , I will help you.

 


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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 06:08 PM in reply to: mansugi

mansugi wrote:.

 

So I'm wondering if anybody here can help me converting  ipt files into dxf files.


RIght mouse button click on the face to be exported.
Select Export Face As......

 

Export Face.png

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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 08:04 PM in reply to: rhasell

I did send him just the face, but he is missing the top section of the part.

 

I would like to sent him a 3D dxf file so he can look at every angle.

 

Anyway, here I attach the files.

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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 08:06 PM in reply to: mansugi
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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 08:50 PM in reply to: mansugi

Hi

 

Sorry, but I don't understand anymore?

 

You are talking about 2 different issues here. What do you mean by saying "he is missing the top section of the part?

 

Did you not export the file/face correctly?

 

I will wait for Mr JDMather to chip in, as your sketches are not contrained, and he can help with exporting the assembly. (Pack and go) The attached assembly is not the same assembly for the parts posted. The Bolted Connections are missing. (On a personal note, thats why I hate Bolted connections)

 

After looking at the parts, there are a total of 3 faces that need to be exported. The waterjet is not going to chamfer or thread the holes. (Not sure if he can cut the hole on the side of the motormount)

 

The easiest way to show the model in this case is to create a drawing, and PDF it to manufacturer.

 


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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 08:51 PM in reply to: rhasell

motor mount DWG file.

 

All files are in 2004 version.

 


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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 09:06 PM in reply to: rhasell

You are right.

 

I am not very familiar with the whole thing. I just started learning this program.

 

Yes, on the motormount, I understand he can't chamfer or thread the holes but at least he can locate and drill a pilot holes to be aligned with the rest of the parts. He did mention that he can't see the top hole...looking down because he only can view from the front face.

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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 09:23 PM in reply to: mansugi

Then my advice for your design is:

 

Make up some manufacturing drawings.

Start with the assembly

Detail each Sub assembly with the individual components associated with the assembly/sub assembly.

The component drawings needed to create additional holes/machining/welding etc.

 

Send the files for cutting, along with some drawings/documentation for quantities and plate thicknesses, etc.

Send everything via PDF for manufacture and assembly.

 


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Re: Help converting to DXF files

06-20-2013 09:31 PM in reply to: JDMather

@JDMather.

 

Thanks, learnt something new, quick and easy way to send an individual part without any frills.


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