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Import SolidWorks Part\ assembly Into Inventor

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danielk

Hi

tried to google this for a while but havent found a solution yet , still SW files comes as surfaces , that thing make a problem in render \drawing and other issues.

 

Things ive tried so far:

-import as: iges, stp, acis, x_t , sldprt, pro-e.

-make assembly to part in SW then open SLDPRT

- stitch command in inventor

-shrinkwrap in inventor (keep as solid body)

 

any new ideas will be appreciated ,

 

Thanks !

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MarkFlayler

Is your file a native SW file or is it an export such as IGES or STEP? The file itself may not have solids in it for you to bring in as a solid...

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danielk
Is your file a native SW file or is it an export such as IGES or STEP? The file itself may not have solids in it for you to bring in as a solid...

files are native solid Works

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MarkFlayler

Have you tried bringing in just one of the files? Does that import correctly? If not attach it here, doesn't have to be a big part.

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There are too many errors in this part to bring into Inventor this way. Do you have the individual solidworks part files before you merged them together?

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danielk
There are too many errors in this part to bring into Inventor this way. Do you have the individual solidworks part files before you merged them together?

the manufacturers cant send it as solid assembly . ( to protect their product ofcourse)

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MarkFlayler

Can you attach the STEP file from the MFG?

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MarkFlayler

Well, there is just way too much work in this for me. I can make these solids but it will take about 30-45 minutes each. The surfaces that were exported were either badly created or purposely left out to cause issues in other CAD systems (not an entirely uncommon practice). Your best bet is to model a simple volumetric space claim for these files or to simply use them as is. You won't be able to do any interference checking and your will have to adjust your drawing settings so they come in correctly, but this MFG did a good job of making it hard on anyone that buys their product. What they should have done was create a solid model without the internals like most companies with half a brain.

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Well, there is just way too much work in this for me. I can make these solids but it will take about 30-45 minutes each. The surfaces that were exported were either badly created or purposely left out to cause issues in other CAD systems (not an entirely uncommon practice). Your best bet is to model a simple volumetric space claim for these files or to simply use them as is. You won't be able to do any interference checking and your will have to adjust your drawing settings so they come in correctly, but this MFG did a good job of making it hard on anyone that buys their product. What they should have done was create a solid model without the internals like most companies with half a brain.

totally agree with you about it

do you know What is the command name in SW to create only Outer body from assembly ?

Thanks , appreciate Your afford

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