We lost our Autocad "guru" - and we are trying to manage our "safety walks drawings" in a less-hands-on manner.
Basically so far our autocad guy has sketched everything directly in autocad (buildings, rooms within buildings, safety walks etc etc) - so everytime a wall changes in a factory, he manually goes into the drawing in autocad - and sketches the new wall - changes the safety path etc.
This seems like a lot of manual work to me - seeing as our buildings are kept up to date in Inventor. Is it possible to export the building model from inventor to an autocad dwg - and have this dwg update whenever changes are made in the inventor 3d model?
I can pull in the dwg fine in autocad - but when I make changes to the 3d model in inventor - they dont "push through" in Autocad.
Inventor will not push through to Autocad. Two completely different programs.
You can save the inventor (.idw) out as an Autocad file (.dwg).
What might make it easier is if you had an iLogic routine that would run this for you, that might make it a little less painless.
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You could recreate the Acad dwg by using Mechanical's Inventor Link. The Mech dwg will update with changes in IV.
Or create an Inventor dwg directly which can be read by Acad, although the views will be in paper space.
Have a look at the Factory Designs Suite and it´s assets- it might be what you seek out.
Thx a lot for all your suggestions .. will look deeper into it - and find something that will create a more natural workflow. Have Autocad training next month, that should help as well =)
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