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importing files from Inventor

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi,

I am trying to export 3D part model from Autodesk Inventor 2018 to NX11 (step files), but when I import it into NX, all I have is the part as a solid model - without its features list. Is there any way to export the feature tree as well?

Thanks!

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Re: importing files from Inventor

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

No.

Re: importing files from Inventor

Experimenter
Experimenter

ok thanks

Re: importing files from Inventor

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

between different systems you can't export a feature tree.

There are tools for or companies that can translate the complete feature tree to NX (data migration)

The tools aren't cheap.

 

With Synchronous modeling you are able to make changes to the imported step body and bring knowledge back to the part.


Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions

Re: importing files from Inventor

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thanks for the answer! So basically, when I export files between software, I only export solid bodies/ surfaces without any features / constraints / history?

Re: importing files from Inventor

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Yes.

As mentioned, there are 3rd party translators that ATTEMPT to create features in the destination system, but I would test before buying, as I suspect at a certain point (i.e. model complexity) things could get "interesting".

 

With synchronous modeling you will still be able to edit the "dumb" solid.

But it will not be the same as re-creating from scratch in the destination system.

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: importing files from Inventor

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

If you need part history, you may want to look into https://www.elysium-global.com/en/product/cadfeature/

 

Re: importing files from Inventor

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thanks guys, very useful information, I appreciate your help!