Our customers insist that we provide our drawings in AutoCAD format and that the drawings have the views in paper space (layout) as well as the full scale view in model space. We are using an Inventor dwg to satisfy the requirement for AutoCAD format but I am not sure if we can get all of the views in model space and paper space without saving as an AutoCAD dwg and creating a viewport. I have used the "Insert in Model Space" command when you right click on a view, but this will only insert one view and then the command is no longer available. Is there a way to add all of the view to model space using this command?
I would like to use several different views from my drawing and insert them into model space. Is there a way to grab multiple views at once or to create multiple views? I have found that I can create one view and then insert it into an AutoCad dwg. I will then need to delete that current AutoCad block in order to insert another view. It seems only only one view can exist in the Inventor Dwg.
I know this is an old post but I thought I'd share some feedback. The issue here is that if you have 3 views on a sheet of an some machine design (top, front, side), and you want to place these into your Inventor DWG so that another department can access these views as blocks (via X-refs) to use in an AutoCAD layout drawing.
Currently to do this there are several hoops to jump through to get all three views inserted:
The steps above will allow you do what you're asking.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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Thanks for the update Curtis. It looks very cumbersome indeed to have to delete the views first to allow multiple view blocks and having to re-insert and align these blocks again in AutoCAD.
I would almost be tempted to say that at the point where the drawing is not too complex, I would re-create the views and dimensions on the AutoCAD side with the Model documentation feature (VIEWBASE) but then again you would get stuck when trying to copy the paperspace views into modelspace (I understood from teh original question that it is a requirement to have the result in modelspace in AutoCAD).
My original question arose when I was checking the fit of two machines. One machine was designed in 2D AutoCad (in model space) and the second machine in Inventor. I wanted to grab several views from the Inventor dwgs and match them up to my AutoCad dwgs to check form and fit. I ended up using the "Insert in Model Space" function on Inventor. I created one file, copied it into my AutoCad dwg, deleted the file in Inventor dwg, and created the next view. If there is an easier way to do get to the same result, I'd love to know.
Next time inside of AutoCAD use Design Center and browse to the Inventor.dwg file, expand the blocks folder, then drag and drop into AutoCAD model space.