Inventor Fusion is most commonly associated with solid geometry editing and working in a complementary nature with Autodesk Inventor. What most people don’t know is that Fusion can work with AutoCAD as well as with surface geometry. In this example we take a look at starting a surface model in AutoCAD, refining the design in Fusion, stitching together as a solid, and then returning the design to AutoCAD.
Take a look at the new 2011 Selection Cycling and an oldie but a goodie, Temporary Otrack (adding on to last weeks Otrack discussion). Enjoy!
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<a href="http://autodesk.cadgeekspeak.com/2010/05/whats-new-in-autocad-2011-hatching-and-object-transparency/ “>New Hatching Tools
The Hatch command received a serious face-lift in this latest release of AutoCAD! And Object Transparency is brand new to AutoCAD 2011 and it is a great new tool to add to your repertoire! Check them both out!
Being on the latest and greatest technology of course has many advantages but at times some disadvantages come along for the ride. One I am seeing is the time needed to take you Inventor drawing formats and save them back to an earlier version of a AutoCAD dwg.
Reasons for Export:
1. Customer requires delivery of all flat AutoCAD format DWG files
2. Vendors need Drawings in AutoCAD format for NC fabrication
3. Shop floor requires AutoCAD DWG for its own fabrication drawings
What can be done:
• Inventor .idw or .dwg exported to Flat AutoCAD file
• DWG or DXF
• AutoCAD 12 DXF
• AutoCAD 2000 to 2010 DWG
Please view the video to watch and learn about the steps needed to batch process this type of conversion.
Video link: http://www.screencast.com/t/ZGQwMWM2YWU Created by one of the Cad Geeks