I've got some IGES files, which I want to place into an assembly, and then create a drawing of the assembly.
If I open the IGES and place it in a drawing it works. If I create an assembly, place the same part, and then try and put the assembly into the drawing it doesn't work.
Attached is the IGES file. I'm using Inventor 2011.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Convert to a solid
right click and select Include Surfaces in the drawing file of the assembly.
Nice, that gets me a drawing!
However, it only has external surfaces (using more complex parts than in previous uploaded file). Sorry if this us unrelated, still new to this.
What version of Inventor are you using?
I will try to post a pdf later that explains how to convert surface bodies to solids.
I'm using 2011.
A guide would be very useful. I'm learning about breakout views at the moment, which might help... but would really appreciate that pdf if you have it lying around. Thanks!
That's a really nice, simple 'neutral' file to cut your teeth on. Using my limited experience, I managed to translate your .igs file very easily into a simple solid .ipt in about a minute.
I've recorded my process using snagit but it's a big file (63Mb) so I don't think I'll be able to post it on here. I can email it or upload it somewhere if you want to take a look?
All my neutral file conversion skills have been learned from a presentation that JD did at AU. I bought the tutorial and often refer back to it!!
Erm, possibly....I'll speak to my social media consultant (12 year old son) when I get in from work.
If all goes well, it'll be on youtube in about an hour!!
These are a little old - but works the same way in your release.
There is now something called Repair Environment in addition or rather than Construction Environment. 2010/2011/2012/2013