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Inventor conversion to Pro/e Wildfire


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I was wondering if anyone has worked with translation betweer Autocad Inventor and Pro/e Wildfire. We are currently working with a company who is using Autocad inventor, I am using Pro/e wildfire. Our project is such that when a file is created with Inventor, it will then be sent to me to review and modify if needed and then sent back to the Inventor designer. I know pro/e can read step files, but these files come in as imported geometry....meaning no model tree features show up except for the imported geomerty feature....ideally a way that enables me to see model tree features from an Inventor model is what I am woundering exists....any help is apprecated...Thank You


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No. There is no native interoperability between the two.

You can try a 3rd party translator such as CadVerter. That may help get what you need.

PTC even needs to remove their Inventor (.iv) import feature as that is not even a real extension. Someone in their programming department must have been experimenting with drugs when he/she thought that nonsense up.


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Drugs might be involved. I think though, it's just a lack of originality at Autodesk (it's been many years since they've been accused of that). *.iv is a graphics file used by Open Inventor, IRIS Inventor.....


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Between AutoCAD and Inventor there is Mechanical Desktop and we had the same problem of converting the models from Mechanical Desktop to Pro/Engineer Wildfire. I have been successful with it.

I saved Mechanical Desktop models as IGES and opened these in Pro/Engineer Wildfire with model tree and all details.

I don't know about Inventor.



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