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How to export from igs/step/stl/ipt to c4d and obj ?

By Ondřej Novák on 26 Oct 10:50 1 answer 1 comment

Hello .... does anyone know good program which can do this ?

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  • Robert Lansdale
    Robert Lansdale almost 4 years ago

    As Maxon'ss CAD conversion provider for the last 18 years this is the one and only technically correct + native way to achieve such conversions, which will always be 100% error free:

    http://www.okino.com/solutions/c4d.htm
    http://www.okino.com/solutions/autodesk_inventor.htm

    But as the main question I ask of everyone each hour, from which MCAD program is your data coming from? Above all, everyone always comes to me with the same question "How do I convert IGES and STEP to C4D". However, that is not always what you want to do, as that is the least common denominator file format. Also, 80% of world-wide people always end up using the obsolete and deprecated 1995-era IGES file format, which is the #1 epidemic problem. Your list does mention Autodesk Inventor but statistically 90% of people on this planet would source their files from ProE/Creo or SolidWorks, with Inventor being in third place. Hence, most importantly, you should find out the name of the MCAD program from which the files are coming from and only then determine the proper method to source from that program. For example, with Inventor, you would logically only want to source via native Inventor files or DWF-3D, and never IGES or STEP. Also, as another terrible misconception seen in forums, you never want to touch STL ever in your life as there is no other file format worse than STL. If you are using STL for any conversions then you really don't know much about 3D data translation - a good STEP AP214 file, or a DWF-3D file, will do you 100x better than using STL.

    http://www.okino.com/conv/imp_dwf.htm

    Hence, once you find the name of the source MCAD program then all the other pieces of the conversion puzzle falls into place immediately.

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