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using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

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03-02-2012 09:08 AM

Anyone have experience using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks and care to share their experiences?

 

...and please before anyone suggests we switch from Solidworks to Inventor...I know, I know :-)

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Re : using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

03-02-2012 01:04 PM in reply to: mikemolt4336
Except for the parts list and especially the geometry updated, is the same as with inventor components.


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Re : using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

03-02-2012 01:07 PM in reply to: fsanchou

so a Solidworks import into IP won't include a BOM and it won't automatically update changed geometry?  I didn't really understand your reply.

 

-Mike

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Re : using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

03-02-2012 01:24 PM in reply to: mikemolt4336

Exact, today to use these features, you must first import the component into inventor then in inventor publisher ...


I think maybe Autodesk will change this in the future (see here).

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Re : using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

03-08-2012 12:27 PM in reply to: mikemolt4336

Hi Mike -

 

Currently, Publisher will support the import of solidworks geometry, but none of the associativity functions will be available for automatic updates, etc. The only CAD data we support updates and Parts List generation/BOMs is data native to Inventor.

 

Thanks,

 

Timera Hart

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Re: using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

10-29-2012 05:48 AM in reply to: mikemolt4336

 

We are also looking into this. Is there any way to bring in the properties of a Solidworks file (part number, material etc) to  populate callouts automatically?

Many thanks.

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Re: using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

12-06-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: CadlineSupport

Why don't you use the "Publisher" from Solidworks which is way better, faster, smoother, stable and with more functionality. It is much more expensive but at least it works as expected. The only advantage Publisher has is that it renders more satisfying.

Autodesk, you should download this, reverse engineer it and be done, or at least look at it for some inspiration.

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Re: using Inventor Publisher with Solidworks

12-09-2012 10:59 AM in reply to: mikemolt4336

I'm confident that Autodesk are putting enough investment into Inv. Publisher for it to catch up/overtake SW publisher in due course. Keep up the good work guys its coming along very nicely.

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