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nmetzger
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Inventor Prof 2013 Saving Flat View

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10-16-2012 11:59 AM

 I have a drawing a customer sent in a formed view. I created a flat view of the part, but I cannot save it in the flat view. What do I need to do? It keeps giving me a dialog box that says I can't save it in a flat view... search says I should be able to save it as a .dwg or .dxf etc. Help

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Re: Inventor Prof 2013 Saving Flat View

10-16-2012 12:04 PM in reply to: nmetzger

Hi nmetzger,

 

Activate the Flat Pattern, then right click on it in the graphics window and choose Export Face As,  then choose DXF or DWG.

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: Inventor Prof 2013 Saving Flat View

10-16-2012 01:01 PM in reply to: nmetzger

There are 3 ways to do this (each returning slightly different results), the first is to right click on the face of the flat pattern as Curtis suggested.  Other techniques are to right click on the Flat Pattern browser node or place Flat Pattern view in idw or dwg, depending on what you need.

 

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Re: Inventor Prof 2013 Saving Flat View

10-16-2012 01:06 PM in reply to: JDMather
Thank you, I will try that as well. I did get it exported to a .dxf, only problem now is I have to convert it to an older version of CAD. I am the only one in my company with the 2013 Inventor Suite and there seems to be an issue with opening my drawings with CAD LT 2011. I did not think that would be a problem... Nichole Metzger Manufacturing Engineer Valco Industries 625 Burt Street Springfield, Ohio 45505 937-399-7400
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Re: Inventor Prof 2013 Saving Flat View

10-16-2012 01:21 PM in reply to: nmetzger

One of those saving Options also allows setting version of dwg

or

use free DWG TrueView to convert.

or

use free Inventor Fusion to convert.

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