Hi, I am trying to make a table top that will flip over and i need some weird parts. I am a revit user, but i want to get better at inventor. So I made this part in revit (see attached) and i exported it to dwg. the problem is that autocad doesnt recognize it as 3d printable, and neither does inventor. So i guess my question in 2 fold: How do I make something from revit into an stl file (3d printable)? And how in the world do you make this part in inventor? (see attached) If you have a good you tube video or something for more advanced modeling methods, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
check youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-WDJvBe1rU
At around 2:20 in this video, he exports out to SAT. That is what you need to read this into Inventor...... not DWG.
Just out of curiosity - attach the Revit dwg file here.
(did you set the Options on Export/Import)?
Start Inventor then browse to your dwg file and select it. Do NOT click 'Open' instead select the options button that should now be active and change the option from open to import. This will convert you dwg to an ipt file that you can save. To create an STL file go to Save Copy As and change the file type to STL.
Edit : Don't know what version of Inventor you have but 2014 can open / import rvt with out needing to go through dwg. Just change the file type drop down in the Inventor 'open' dialogue box.
it wont let me it gives me the error message "The contents of the attachment doesn't match its file type."
There has been a problem lately with attaching files here.
Right click on the filename and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Attach the resulting *.zip file here.