You have a 3d model in any format and you need it in dwg format? And in 3D? If you have Inventor 2012 you can do it in no time.
This tutorial is very usefull when you need to share a 3D model with a partner that has no 3D modeling software installed.
Inside Inventor choose open
Navigate to the folder your model is located. For this tutorial I will use my model "Wobbler Engine" in iam format. The same apply for step, iges and any other format Inventor can import.
After our model is imported we go click the Inventor icon (red arrow) and the drop down menu appears.
We go to export -> export to DWG
we choose a name and a location and click save
Lets see how our model looks like in autocad. We open Autocad (for this tutorial autocad mechanical 2012 is used. A standard version of autocad can also be used)
We click open and find our dwg file we just created
After autocad opens our file this is what our screen should look like.
Lets move it around a bit. In the ribbon go to View->Navigate->Orbit-> Free Orbit
As you can see our model is in full 3d.
Lets make a render out of this. Go to the Quick Acces Toolbar and choose 3d Modeling
In the Ribbon go to Render->Render->Render
After we wait a bit our rendered model looks like this. Notice that autocad automatically uses the colour style our model has in Inventor.
Yeah Manolis great little addition to GrabCAD and some wicked little Auto desk tutorial....
We need more of this on GrabCAD do to with Auto Desk....
Great tutorial and repeating what's already been said,nice to see Autodesk related tutorial's,much appreciated....we do need more as there is a big number of Inventor user's and growing all the time:)
awesome work guys.......
if any one know how we can create flat sheet coil profile (like clock spring ) please post.