How model Wobbler engine in Autocad using Inventor?

This tutorial is very usefull when you need to share a 3D model with a partner that has no 3D modeling software installed.

Wobbler Engine

  1. Step 1:

    Inside Inventor choose open

  2. Step 2:

    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.

  3. Step 3:

    After our model is imported we go click the Inventor icon (red arrow) and the drop down menu appears.

  4. Step 4:

    We go to export -> export to DWG

  5. Step 5:

    we choose a name and a location and click save

  6. Step 6:

    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)

  7. Step 7:

    We click open and find our dwg file we just created

  8. Step 8:

    After autocad opens our file this is what our screen should look like.

  9. Step 9:

    Lets move it around a bit. In the ribbon go to View->Navigate->Orbit-> Free Orbit

  10. Step 10:

    As you can see our model is in full 3d.

  11. Step 11:

    Lets make a render out of this. Go to the Quick Acces Toolbar and choose 3d Modeling

  12. Step 12:

    In the Ribbon go to Render->Render->Render

  13. Step 13:

    After we wait a bit our rendered model looks like this. Notice that autocad automatically uses the colour style our model has in Inventor.