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Editing STEP files (dinosaur puzzles) in Inventor

By Neil Wasik on 22 Oct 21:17 3 answers 0 comments

Recently I downloaded a STEP file of an assembled pterodactyl puzzle from grabCAD. I can open the file with inventor but I am having trouble separating the parts into individual files, and eventually 2d profile .dwg's (or .dxf). I would like to get proficient at this to be able to cut these on my laser. I did attach the file if it helps. Can anyone give me some direction?

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Flying Dinosaur Assembly.STEP, 3.08 MB
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3 answers

  • John
    John about 3 years ago

    I would recommend you use AutoCAD for a 3 axis CNC machine. As long as you are cutting out a 2D piece you can edit the depth in your CNC program options most often.

  • Neil Wasik
    Neil Wasik about 3 years ago

    I will be using AutoCAD for any editing and nesting. My issue is getting the .dxf or .dwg files of each individual part out of the step assembly. Any ideas?

  • John
    John about 3 years ago

    In that case I would use Autodesk Fusion and open the .stp in Autodesk Fusion. After opening the .stp file save it as a .dwg file when you are ready to convert it.

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