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Help Inventor-AutoCAD Mechanical dwg

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11-19-2002 10:39 PM
I design complex assemblies and wish to create detail drawings with complex annotation. Inventor is a pain with 2D annotation- its just not good enough for the work I do. What I wish to do is to create the views in Inventor and then save the views as an AutoCAD dwg and the annotate with AutoCAD 2002 Mechanical. When I do this the views are saved but when I wish to manipulate the data each view seems to be non explodable to edit and each entity is in the form of a thick polyline.

How can I export the views from Inventor to AutoCAD to enable me to annotate the drawing. This should not be a problem as the relationship to the model at this stage should be broken. I wish to be able to edit all entities

Thanks for the reply (in anticipation)

Simon Head
Engineering Manager, Moorfield Associates
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Re: Help Inventor-AutoCAD Mechanical dwg

11-20-2002 12:30 AM in reply to: simon_head
Simon, the views you are seeing Mechanical are as you said non explodable blocks. But what they are are groups. Email me and I will send you a vba file that will explode all the groups in a drawing. Michael.best@rts-group.com
*Keller, Kent
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Re: Help Inventor-AutoCAD Mechanical dwg

11-20-2002 12:32 AM in reply to: simon_head
Hit the LWT button at the bottom of the drawing. There was a lisp routine that fixes some
of the issues people have with IDW to DWG stuff, but it looks like it might not be
available any more.?? Maybe someone has a copy they can share?

http://www.synexus.ca/utility/ivdwgconv/

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"simon_head" wrote in message
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> I design complex assemblies and wish to create detail drawings with complex annotation.
Inventor is a pain with 2D annotation- its just not good enough for the work I do. What I
wish to do is to create the views in Inventor and then save the views as an AutoCAD dwg
and the annotate with AutoCAD 2002 Mechanical. When I do this the views are saved but when
I wish to manipulate the data each view seems to be non explodable to edit and each entity
is in the form of a thick polyline.
> How can I export the views from Inventor to AutoCAD to enable me to annotate the
drawing. This should not be a problem as the relationship to the model at this stage
should be broken. I wish to be able to edit all entities
>
> Thanks for the reply (in anticipation)
>
> Simon Head
> Engineering Manager, Moorfield Associates
>
*Coleman, Richard
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Re: Help Inventor-AutoCAD Mechanical dwg

11-20-2002 12:40 AM in reply to: simon_head
I've seen this before myself, not sure if there's a setting in Inv to
disable it or not.
Inventor exports assys to dwg as AutoCAD "Groups", use the "group" command
and explode the group(s), that should allow individual entity selection for
edit etc.
I haven't seen it in awhile, possably because I've not exported any assys
recently.
Don't give up on Inventor's detailing capability, it takes time to acclimate
to but it does get easier.
Hope this helped.

R Coleman
Mechanical Designer
Schulte Distinctive Storage

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I design complex assemblies.............
Simon Head
Engineering Manager, Moorfield Associates
Distinguished Contributor MDB
Distinguished Contributor
MDB
Posts: 326
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
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Re: Help Inventor-AutoCAD Mechanical dwg

11-20-2002 12:45 AM in reply to: simon_head
you can still download it from Drews site, mymcad.com, goto "must have"
Mike
*Keller, Kent
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11-20-2002 01:25 AM in reply to: simon_head
good. BTW I got that link from a old post but it is also referenced at Drew's site.
Not sure if Dave took it down or ??

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"MDB" wrote in message news:f125556.3@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> you can still download it from Drews site, mymcad.com, goto "must have"
> Mike
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