Inventor General Discussion

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KevinPinks7697
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Saving an Inventor drawing as an AutoCAD drawing

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11-21-2013 09:18 AM

For some strange reason, when I save an Inventor IDW to an AutoCAD drawing. I open the AutoCAD drawing and the measurements are slightly different than in Inventor? Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

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Cadmanto
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Re: Saving an Inventor drawing as an AutoCAD drawing

11-21-2013 09:26 AM in reply to: KevinPinks7697

When you say "measurements" are you talking when you actually use the measure tool and they are different, or are you saying the dimensional values in the .idw file are different from the dimensional values in the .dwg file in Autocad.

When you open the .dwg file in Inventor, do you get the same results as in Autocad?

 

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Re: Saving an Inventor drawing as an AutoCAD drawing

11-21-2013 09:37 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Could be in the options you used to export the .idw file into AutoCAD; check which data scaling method you selected.

 

Should be about five different options (depends on which version of Inventor you are on -- these are from Inventor 2010) ...

 

Base View Scale - Model Space

Base View Scale - Layout

 

Sheet Scale - Model Space

Sheet Scale - Layout

 

Full Scale - Model Space

 

The export results will be different depending on which option was chosen.

 

HTH

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