Imported data can be placed in a Construction folder that contains individual group, solid, surface, and wireframe nodes. Surfaces are contained in a single node to help manage them for promotion in Part modeling, so you can promote multiple surfaces as a single feature.
In many cases, composite features possess the same behavior as Base Surface features. However, they can also have multiple individual bodies within them, such as solid and surface bodies that are not stitched as one. You cannot interact with the individual bodies.
When you open a STEP file, Autodesk Inventor LT creates a file and places the STEP data into the new file. If the Save Parts During Load option is selected, the imported files are saved in Autodesk Inventor LT format during the import process. Files are saved to locations specified by the Destination Directory settings. If files with the same name exist, the existing files are moved to the Old Versions folder.
Specifies the import criteria for imported STEP or IGES files. Specifies the data types to import and how data are grouped in Autodesk Inventor LT. A translation report is generated that includes information on the imported data and its quality, as well as a list of the parts that were created in Autodesk Inventor LT.
In the Open, Import dialog boxes:
Embed in Document. Select to display the translation report icon , under the 3rd Party browser node , in your new file. To view the translation report, double-click the report icon, or right-click and select Edit.
Save to Disk. Select to save a copy of the report to the Component Destination Folder.
Entity Types to Import
Solids. Select to import solid bodies and water tight stitched shells as individual solid bodies.
Surfaces. Select to import surface bodies. Water tight stitched shells are imported as solid bodies.
Wires. Select to import wires.
Points. Select to import points.
Import into Repair environment. Select to check the model for errors and create a repair node in the browser. You can edit, diagnose, and repair an imported base body in the Repair environment. A repair body participates in the model history.
Import Assembly as Single Part. Select to import the assembly as a single part. Choose from:
Import Units. Converts the imported geometry and parameter values to the selected units.
Check Parts during Load. Select to perform a quality check of the imported data. If a bad data is found, the composite is marked with in the browser and the remaining bodies are not checked.
Enable Advanced Healing. If selected, slight alterations in the surface geometry are allowed to stitch the surfaces.