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crev64
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Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 09:24 AM in reply to: michaeldavis7418

I found how to import it into AutoCAD, which worked. Now how do I get it into Inventor?

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Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 09:27 AM in reply to: michaeldavis7418

Step it out ...and then Step it into Inventor

 

 

 

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Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 10:09 AM in reply to: michaeldavis7418

I steped it out of AutoCAD, but it didn't come into Inventor. When I steped it out of AutoCAD it took like 1 second for it to convert it and save it, which seems unrealistic. When I opened in Inventor it was just blank.

 

Maybe a reinstall is a good method to try. I would need some guidance as to how to do that. I have a stand alone version of Inventor that comes with AutoCAD Mechanical. A reinstall would be nice because my content center doesn't work. Its empty when I try to access it.

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Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 10:31 AM in reply to: michaeldavis7418

can you attach the file, and you have to pick it for the step out ....

 

or you could open the Autocad file directly in Inventor,

but I'd love to see if I can open it ...

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Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 10:39 AM in reply to: michaeldavis7418

I did select all the lines of the part when I did the step out. It didn't make a difference. Unfortunately I can't attach the part because my customers would not be happy. They are very into confidentiality.

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rdyson
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Message 16 of 20 (152 Views)

Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: crev64

Is the original Catia solids, surfaces of mesh? I suspect the latter.

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Message 17 of 20 (149 Views)

Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 10:58 AM in reply to: rdyson

I'm sure that it's surfaces. It's a complex injection molded part.

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Message 18 of 20 (145 Views)

Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 11:30 AM in reply to: crev64

oh ...didn't know it was surfaces, did you see if you could change the transparent on the file you brought into IV ..

 

make sure you also have in the options, surfaces' clicked or it might not bring them in ..

 

 

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Message 19 of 20 (135 Views)

Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 01:25 PM in reply to: rdyson

I know you tried some options, but you might read this.

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2008/ML205-1P%20Mather.pdf

 

I forgot if you were able to step out and in a cube directly in Inventor (no AutoCAD Mechanical, only Inventor).

If this doesn't work there is definately a problem with the Inventor install.

 

Have you tried Inventor Fusion?  free http://labs.autodesk.com

 

You might also sign up for the Beta of Fusion 360 (search Google).

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Re: Inventor crashing when trying to import part

02-22-2013 01:25 PM in reply to: crev64

In the Autocad dwg, select one of the surfaces and type   list   at the command line. What does it report?

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