99.amitMon Aug 20, 2012 1:17 amhow can i transfer file from solid edge to inventor 2013????
patrick.millerMon Aug 20, 2012 6:13 amYou will have to export the file from Solid Edge then import into Inventor. I would recommend trying the STEP file format. Other alternatives are SAT and IGES. I'm not sure what formats are available in Solid Edge.
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contestWed Aug 29, 2012 5:54 amI am a very basic learner. How do I import, copy and/or transfer files from Word into the Autodesk Inventor 2013? Will I also be able to edit it here? everytime I try importing, it shows "Preview not available" and I cannot even find the files or images I am looking for though saved in multiple locations on my system?
What are you hoping to do with the Word doc? You can insert an image in a sketch as a reference then sketch over it. Create a new 2D sketch then select Sketch > Insert > Image. You cannot edit the image in Inventor, you would have to use an image editing program.
Hope this help.
contestWed Aug 29, 2012 6:49 amI have a conceptual drawing (not sure what program was used to design it), but saved in Word. Like I mentioned earlier, I am a novice in this area and trying to see what the Inventor could do with my conceptual drawing. I tried to copy and paste but it won't work. So how do I go about inserting an image in a sketch on Inventor? Please show me the steps i.e., what do I need to when I open the image in Word on my computer, and then onto Inventor? Ultimately, I want to try and see if I could do a digital prototype on Inventor, to create a virtual representation of the final product. Thanks
patrick.millerWed Aug 29, 2012 7:34 amHere's the wiki page with more info (you will have to copy/paste the address since links are not supported in comments).
And here's video showing the workflow:
The basic steps are:
Create a new part file.
Create a 2D sketch
On the Sketch tab > Insert panel, click Image.
Select your file (it can be a Word doc if it only contains the image or any image file).
Click to place the image.
Create sketch geometry over the image.
Images are raster data (just a bunch of dots) so Inventor cannot do any more than display the image. You will have to create sketch geometry (vector data) over the image to create 3D features.
contestThu Aug 30, 2012 12:06 amThanks a million Patrick; I got it going now. But how do I create a sketch geometry over the image? Please break it down for me again, steps i need to take or what I need to click. And what further steps are there for me to get to simulation or digital prototyping of my image here on Inventor, if you don't mind my asking please? Iam excited about this product and really wanna see how it works?
patrick.millerThu Aug 30, 2012 7:32 amIf you are new to Inventor, I would recommend the Essentials Videos and the Tutorials in the WikiHelp. They will give you specific steps to do all kinds of things in Inventor. There is way too much info to cover in the comments here.
When using images, the image is just a visual to guide you in creating geometry. You create sketches and features as you would in a blank part. The YouTube video I linked to above gives a good example of creating the sketch. You would then use feature commands (extrude, revolve, loft, etc) to create 3D geometry.
contestThu Aug 30, 2012 7:42 amHi Patrick, I was able to create the sketch gemoetry over the image. I am now afraid to exist the program, not to lose my sketch, since I did not start by creating a new file or project for it. How do I retain the sketch on Inventor so as to continue work on it at a later time please?
patrick.millerThu Aug 30, 2012 7:50 amIf you are in a sketch, you created a new part file at some point. All you need to do is save the part file just like you would do in Word (click the floppy disk icon or click the big "I" in the upper left and select Save). You will have a part file that you can then open and work on later.