I've been given quite a complex geometry in STL format. Due to the lack of other programmes, I have to re-edit this geometry in Inventor, but simply importing and converting the file doesn't work. I can see the geometry, turn it around etc., but Inventor doesn't seem to recognise it for editing. Are there any tricks or add-ons you can recommend for turning the stl file into an editable model?
Hi... STL format is the mesh data which can only view but not edit. You can download the mesh enabler tool from autodesk. It can convert the mesh feature to inventor base feature. The result can be used for drawing and measurement. You can click this URL to download the tool : http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor_mesh. Hope it solve your problem. Thanks
Unfortunately, I already downloaded the mesh enabler tool (and now I can indeed select it for measurement and drawing, but I can't edit it in any way), but the STL-file seems to be too complex to be converted into an editable surface, let alone a volume model. Got any tips for that step, too, maybe?
What inventor you used? Or send to me the file. I'll try to fix and will tell you the solution.