Using AutoCAD Geometry in an Inventor Model

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Dave Breiner, Synergis Solutions Engineer:

Have an AutoCAD drawing with some geometry that you want in Inventor?  No need to recreate it.  Here’s a time-saving tip that will help you use AutoCAD drawings in Inventor.  By copying the geometry into an Inventor part sketch, we convert that sketch into an Inventor sketch block and extrude the sketch geometry.  This is an easy way to use existing AutoCAD drawings to create Inventor sketches without redrawing every line and dimension.  Check out the short video below:

If you have questions on this, please contact us.  If you have any requests for tips, let me know.

Thanks,
Dave

Dave Breiner is one of the newest Synergis Solutions Engineers. Dave may be green at Synergis, but he definitely knows good design.  He began his career at Bethlehem Steel Corporation where he performed many tasks including millwright, rigger and fitter while attending Northampton Community College to complete his degree in Engineering Design.  After Bethlehem Steel, Dave spent many years at Ecolaire Heat Transfer/SPX as a preliminary designer of steam condensers and then quickly promoted to Manager of Drafting.  In that position, Dave transitioned the department to 3D modeling by developing a 3D modeling program, implementing modeling standards, creating automated models using iLogic programming.  Dave currently resides in Austin, Texas with his family.

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