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Polylines for imported Inventor models in AutoCAD

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CP++

Good day, dear Forumers,

 

just recently our company partially switched from AutoCAD to Inventor, my department however still works with AutoCAD. This however means that I am required to edit "2D" sketches made with inventor.

 

After struggling a bit with converting the new format into something I can actually select, I've come across a new problem: once I dissolve the block which contains the main model I am unable to convert the resulting lines into Polylines. only 50% of the lines actually connect to their adjacent lines/arcs. This means I have to redraw half the model, which, as you may agree, is unacceptable.

 

Quite lenghthy web-searches have not been fruitfull. FLATTEN was suggested but I don't have the expess tools installed and don't think I can convince the admin to do so. Also it seems that All lines/arcs in question already are on the same Z level, namely 0.

 

Thanks in Advance, CP++

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ReMark

Since you are using AutoCAD LT and not the full version you do not have access to Express Tools as LT does not support Lisp.

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CP++

soooo, I'm going to have to request an engeneering Student to avoid falling behind schedule?

 

Lisp?

 

PS: thank you for your speedy responce.

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ReMark

I wouldn't jump to that conclusion based upon my answer. I was only pointing out that you don't have the ability to run Express Tools.

 

Let's see if someone familiar with Inventor can offer a solution to the problem that will work shall we?

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CP++

Hmmm, does not look good sofar.

 

However I'd like to add something to aid those with similar problems:

 

I've come to the conclusion that the Inability to combine them to Polylines is due to outside radii having a Normal Z coordinate of -1 rather than 1.

I looked up solutions for that but all I got was a couple of lisp codes. :(

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SLW210

With LT try this button Macro. Similar to flatten.

 

^C^C_UCS;;_move _all;;0,0,1e99;;_move _all;;0,0,-1e99;;_chprop;_all;;_thickness;0;;^M;

 

Create a custom toolbar in AutoCAD 2006 or later

 

Also, how are they converting the .dwg files from Inventor?

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