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petitericeball
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Inventor 2012 export dxf versions

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04-21-2011 12:43 AM

Hey guys, I've been using inventor 2010, and recently upgraded to inventor 2012. Today I found out that when exporting dxf's with inventor 2012, they no longer work when importing them into another program (cut2d). There used to be an options button when saving where I could change my dxf version, but now the button only does it for dxf, and I've tried all versions of the dwg (2000-2010), and it won't work with cut2d. 

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jameslovell4987
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Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf versions

04-21-2011 04:28 AM in reply to: petitericeball

Ive still got an option button when saving DXF files... im not sure your post reads correctly though..

 

Save As (pullout) Save Copy As... the select dxf format the click the options button.

 

have you tried AutoCAD to postprocess your files?

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petitericeball
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Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf versions

04-21-2011 10:41 AM in reply to: jameslovell4987

The only way I've found that I can export dxf files is to right click on the surface and select "export face as". I'm reinstalling inventor 2011 to get a screenshot  but this is what it looks like currently. The big window is the "export face as" window, and the window to the right is the options window

 

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safiredesignengineers
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Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf versions

04-26-2011 04:39 AM in reply to: petitericeball

Hi Group

 

I am just starting to use inventor 2012 and have the same issue, in inventor 2011 i was able to right click on a face and export as a dxf but had a selection of options which enabled me to export in a good format for other programs to use, I used to use dxf autocad version 12 a lot, but there arn't many options now and my other programs do not reconise the exports I create????

 

I really need these options as before in inventor 2011.

 

regards Adrian

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safiredesignengineers
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Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf versions

04-26-2011 04:46 AM in reply to: petitericeball

Although it does still work if you export from the drawing screen and all the options are there?

However it does export the whole sheet as opposed to individual parts!

 

Regards Adrian

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safiredesignengineers
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!!! BUG !!! Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf version

04-26-2011 05:00 AM in reply to: safiredesignengineers

I have just exported a drawing out in inventor 2012 as a dxf and on the drawing file the hole was 3.5 mm diameter but the exported dxf is 7mm diameter? how does that change????

 

also on another part on the same drawing sheet exported the holes were ok?

 

see attached files

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MrJoshuaAU
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Re: !!! BUG !!! Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf version

04-26-2011 05:44 AM in reply to: safiredesignengineers

do you mean this options box? if so its still there in my version of IV2010

 

right click on flat pattern definition and "save copy as" after you clcik save, the option box will appear.

 

Cheers Josh

 

 

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safiredesignengineers
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Re: !!! BUG !!! Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf version

04-26-2011 05:55 AM in reply to: MrJoshuaAU

Yes those are the options and they were in inventor 2011 as well, but they have gone gfrom inventor 2012?

Infact in inv 2012 if you click "save as" DXF is not even an option, only if you try to export face as you get a DXF option but it has little options with it?

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jdits7
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Re: !!! BUG !!! Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf version

04-26-2011 07:32 AM in reply to: safiredesignengineers

I just loaded 2012, did a quick file to test, right click flat pattern, save copy as, change to dxf, hit save and then the box popped up for me. No issues. There isn't a seperate options button now, not sure if there was before.

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safiredesignengineers
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Re: !!! BUG !!! Re: Inventor 2012 export dxf version

04-26-2011 07:51 AM in reply to: jdits7

I can use "export face as" to export a dxf but the file is then unusable with other software. 

When  I right click I get "export face as" not "save copy as" but what is missing is all the options that were available in particular export as "autocad ver12" which is required to run on many other machines and programs.

 

see enclosed screen shot.

 

regards  Adrian

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