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jsayers
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Importing .stp files into Inventor

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07-13-2011 06:18 AM

I have a .stp file that I can open in Inventor but I need to be able to project geometry on to it.  Is this possible?  Any help would be great.

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MariaManuela
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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

07-13-2011 08:09 AM in reply to: jsayers

Hi....yes it is possible.

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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

07-13-2011 09:27 AM in reply to: jsayers

Sure. You can just project geometry you want on to the imported STEP file.

 

Is there any problem you encountered?

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JDMather
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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

07-13-2011 10:06 AM in reply to: jsayers

How did you import the STEP?
as solid?
as composite surface?
More information is needed.
Can you attach the STEP and resulting *.ipt here?

You can edit any surface or solid geometry in Inventor.

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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

11-06-2012 02:30 PM in reply to: jsayers

Can anyone tell me why a .stp file import will only for solids but will not if you try to import only the surfaces?

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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

11-06-2012 02:35 PM in reply to: jrittenhouse

You didn't answer any of the questions above.

 

Attach your STEP file here.

 

Asking the same question multiple times will not likely result in different answers.

 

You can also Unstitch a solid into surfaces, but I suspect you will need to provide more information.

 

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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

11-06-2012 03:07 PM in reply to: JDMather

i am aware of the procedure.  Please answer the question if you have the answer. I already know how to do this. I just want to know why some files can use just surface while others use solid.

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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

11-06-2012 07:51 PM in reply to: jrittenhouse

Hi jrittenhouse,

 

I think it is depended on the original STEP file contents, you know that STEP format is a neutral format and can generated by many CAD software (i.e. Inventor, SolidWorks, NX, ProE, CATIA......), so if the original model designed in CAD software has only solid geometry then the exported STEP file will also has only solid information and also only solid can be imported into Inventor, vice-versa for surface geometry.

 

Correct me if I am mis-understanding your question.

 

 

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Kevin Li

Quality Assurance Team

Autodesk, Inc.

 

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Re: Importing .stp files into Inventor

11-07-2012 06:44 AM in reply to: KevinLi-Autodesk

Thank you very much for that insight.

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