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dpiengineering
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Registered: ‎03-05-2003
Message 1 of 13 (73 Views)

Recognizing AutoCAD 3D Solids (SolidWorks)

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12-16-2002 10:50 AM
Is there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a STEP file or a 3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This would be similar to "Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
Thanks
*Puschner, Michael
Message 2 of 13 (73 Views)

Re: Recognizing AutoCAD 3D Solids (SolidWorks)

12-16-2002 04:17 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
There is Feature Exchange for MDT on the

second CD of AIS 6
as a trial version.

If you have MDT on your machine, you

can add the features to the model with

Feature Exchange and then import

the result to Inventor. Does only good

work with simple models.

I don't know whether this gives any
sense.


 

 

 

 


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Is
there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a STEP file or a
3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This would be similar to
"Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
Thanks
*Mathews, Kent
Message 3 of 13 (73 Views)

Re: Recognizing AutoCAD 3D Solids (SolidWorks)

12-16-2002 05:18 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
dpiengineering,

No, there is no "add on" as this is 'built in" as is.

Cheers.

dpiengineering wrote:

> Is there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a
> STEP file or a 3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This
> would be similar to "Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
> Thanks
*Myers, Kim
Message 4 of 13 (73 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 09:47 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
It is built in??? I know Inventor will recognize MDT models to some extent,
but it will not do STEP or a 3D AutoCAD file like the question asked.

"Kent Mathews" wrote in message
news:3DFEEBD1.C394D19@virtual.net.au...
> dpiengineering,
>
> No, there is no "add on" as this is 'built in" as is.
>
> Cheers.
>
> dpiengineering wrote:
>
> > Is there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a
> > STEP file or a 3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This
> > would be similar to "Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
> > Thanks
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 5 of 13 (73 Views)

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12-16-2002 09:52 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
Sure it will. You can import both STEP and AutoCAD solids. Click open and
select the file type to import. Click on options before you open to set the
options specific to each file type.

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
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"Kim Myers" <---> wrote in message
news:0BEFD70B3E462CCA9064433AB07183A9@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> It is built in??? I know Inventor will recognize MDT models to some
extent,
> but it will not do STEP or a 3D AutoCAD file like the question asked.
>
> "Kent Mathews" wrote in message
> news:3DFEEBD1.C394D19@virtual.net.au...
> > dpiengineering,
> >
> > No, there is no "add on" as this is 'built in" as is.
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > dpiengineering wrote:
> >
> > > Is there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a
> > > STEP file or a 3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This
> > > would be similar to "Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
> > > Thanks
> >
>
>
*Myers, Kim
Message 6 of 13 (73 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:34 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
It will open the models, but will it recognize the features of a STEP model.

"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:3DE2F9D051AB167F619A35A042C4BC5F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Sure it will. You can import both STEP and AutoCAD solids. Click open
and
> select the file type to import. Click on options before you open to set
the
> options specific to each file type.
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
> "Kim Myers" <---> wrote in message
> news:0BEFD70B3E462CCA9064433AB07183A9@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > It is built in??? I know Inventor will recognize MDT models to some
> extent,
> > but it will not do STEP or a 3D AutoCAD file like the question asked.
> >
> > "Kent Mathews" wrote in message
> > news:3DFEEBD1.C394D19@virtual.net.au...
> > > dpiengineering,
> > >
> > > No, there is no "add on" as this is 'built in" as is.
> > >
> > > Cheers.
> > >
> > > dpiengineering wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a
> > > > STEP file or a 3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This
> > > > would be similar to "Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
> > > > Thanks
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 7 of 13 (73 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:46 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
Sorry misunderstood the question. You are correct. Feature based
translation is the holy grail in CAD translations...

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
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"Kim Myers" <---> wrote in message
news:8FFC37C5A911901A127F954E58684FEC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> It will open the models, but will it recognize the features of a STEP
model.
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:3DE2F9D051AB167F619A35A042C4BC5F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Sure it will. You can import both STEP and AutoCAD solids. Click open
> and
> > select the file type to import. Click on options before you open to set
> the
> > options specific to each file type.
> >
> > --
> > Sean Dotson, PE
> > http://www.sdotson.com
> > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > -----------------------------------------
> > "Kim Myers" <---> wrote in message
> > news:0BEFD70B3E462CCA9064433AB07183A9@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > It is built in??? I know Inventor will recognize MDT models to some
> > extent,
> > > but it will not do STEP or a 3D AutoCAD file like the question asked.
> > >
> > > "Kent Mathews" wrote in message
> > > news:3DFEEBD1.C394D19@virtual.net.au...
> > > > dpiengineering,
> > > >
> > > > No, there is no "add on" as this is 'built in" as is.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers.
> > > >
> > > > dpiengineering wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Is there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a
> > > > > STEP file or a 3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor?
This
> > > > > would be similar to "Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
> > > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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rllthomas
Posts: 2,068
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
Message 8 of 13 (73 Views)

Re: Recognizing AutoCAD 3D Solids (SolidWorks)

12-16-2002 10:52 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
You can look into some of the 3rd party services like elysium. I think they translate the native files from 1 system to another, not a neutral file like STEP.
Rich Thomas
*Dotson, Sean
Message 9 of 13 (73 Views)

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12-16-2002 11:14 PM in reply to: dpiengineering
They still don't go natively to Inventor
however.  Supposedly in Q2 2003....


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Sean Dotson, PE

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Check the Inventor
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You
can look into some of the 3rd party services like elysium. I think they
translate the native files from 1 system to another, not a neutral file like
STEP.
Rich Thomas
*Jones, Jr., Bill
Message 10 of 13 (73 Views)

Re: Recognizing AutoCAD 3D Solids (SolidWorks)

12-17-2002 12:26 AM in reply to: dpiengineering
As an aside, did you know you can copy and paste an
AutoCAD sketch into SW.  Why can't we do this in IV???


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Is
there an add-on or something that will recognize 3D data, say a STEP file or a
3D AutoCAD file, and build the data in Inventor? This would be similar to
"Feature Works" in SolidWorks.
Thanks
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