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hoaglin14
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Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

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08-09-2011 07:24 AM

I have been trying to export inventor drawings to dwg files so they can be opened in AutoCAD and be edited.  However when they are opened in AutoCAD, the views cannot be exploded for our needs.  Any help?

I believe I see the problem you are having.  You can't explode it and every time you select a view it selects everything in the view, correct?  During the export to AutoCAD Inventor made all the views using groups in AutoCAD.  You can toggles the selectability of these group with ctrl+H.  This changes the pickstyle variable between 1 and 0.  Give it a go, it should fix the problem.

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jclaidler
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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 07:27 AM in reply to: hoaglin14

Are you doing a 'Save Copy As'??

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coreyparks
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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 07:30 AM in reply to: hoaglin14

Do a "Save copy as" and select to save as an AutoCAD DWG not an Inventor DWG.

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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 08:51 AM in reply to: coreyparks

Yes, I have tried to save copy as AutoCAD dwg but for some reason when I open it, it will not let me explode anything

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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 09:03 AM in reply to: hoaglin14

Sorry can't help at this point.  If your exporting as the proper DWG type as you said, it has always worked fine for me.  I have only seen the issue when saved as an Inventor DWG, then it can only be viewed in AutoCAD and not modified.

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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 10:49 AM in reply to: coreyparks

The only way I can get it to work is if I save copy as a dxf file, then open it in AutoCAD, then save as a dwg file. After all that I can finally edit the dwg file in AutoCAD but that seems like too long a process

 

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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 11:06 AM in reply to: hoaglin14

Can you post the DWG you are having a problem with?  Or make one quick that has the issue so we can take a look?  Post all of the files involved if you can.

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guyh
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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 11:20 AM in reply to: coreyparks

If you use the option to move the views in Inventor to model space they are then contained in the dwg file as blocks (cant be seen on the model space in ACAD).  You can then use the design palette (I think it's called that) to select the block and place it.  You can then explode and edit the block.

 

A bit of a work around but it is possible.

 

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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 11:33 AM in reply to: coreyparks

I have attached both the inventor file and the AutoCAD file that will not let me explode the views

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Re: Inventor Drawings to AutoCAD

08-09-2011 12:59 PM in reply to: hoaglin14

I believe I see the problem you are having.  You can't explode it and every time you select a view it selects everything in the view, correct?  During the export to AutoCAD Inventor made all the views using groups in AutoCAD.  You can toggles the selectability of these group with ctrl+H.  This changes the pickstyle variable between 1 and 0.  Give it a go, it should fix the problem.

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