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Technical discussions => Data Import => Inventor => Topic started by: cmcconnell on February 26, 2013, 05:53:25 am

Title: Geometry Missing
Post by: cmcconnell on February 26, 2013, 05:53:25 am
I have tried several times to import Inventor 2013 geometry by opening the .iam files with Keyshot. After some time, these models open, but the majority of the parts do not import.

What can I do to make this work?

I have had to export them as a .stp file and import them that way.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: bross on March 17, 2013, 04:02:52 am
I have tried several times to import Inventor 2013 geometry by opening the .iam files with Keyshot. After some time, these models open, but the majority of the parts do not import.

What can I do to make this work?

I have had to export them as a .stp file and import them that way.

I agree with you. There is problem between Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Keyshot 4 when you do geometry in sheet metal option then import to Keyshot 4 but part don't import.  :(
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: guest84672 on March 18, 2013, 06:51:23 am
Can you please provide an example so we can investigate?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: cmcconnell on April 18, 2013, 01:18:59 pm
Sure - here is an example. this image is the assembly in Inventor Pro 2013 SP1.1 Update 2

(http://www.mechanixdesigns.com/uploads/Keyshot/MDS03-2013-0077.png)

this is after import into Keyshot 4.0 Pro

(http://www.mechanixdesigns.com/uploads/Keyshot/MDS03-2013-0076.png)

And the inventor assembly can be downloaded from here (http://www.mechanixdesigns.com/uploads/Keyshot/XX010-FT2-MA0040.zip). The assembly shown is XX0010-FT2-MA0040.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: Brandon Davis on April 18, 2013, 09:54:56 pm
Can you provide us with the CAD data? You can send the file via keyshot.wetransfer.com to [email protected] We will investigate the issue here.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: DonChunior on April 19, 2013, 02:44:57 am
He already wrote, that you can download the models from there (http://www.mechanixdesigns.com/uploads/Keyshot/XX010-FT2-MA0040.zip) and that it is the assembly XX0010-FT2-MA0040.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: alanambrose on April 21, 2013, 01:10:22 am
Yeah me too. Out of 3 models that I have imported into my new copy of KeyShot, 2 had missing sections - and I bought KeyShot only to use with Inventor. That's a pretty poor average, anyone in the KeyShot team think of doing any testing? It's not the customer's job to test your product btw. Lofts seem to do it easily (but that's just what I happen to be using right now). Add a few test cases with lofts to your test suite?

Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: alanambrose on April 21, 2013, 01:22:01 am
On a slightly different subject, how come Inventor's standard display real-time render is better than Keyshot's 30s render? Some settings somewhere?
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: alanambrose on April 26, 2013, 01:10:49 am
Another one - this time from step files. Not sure how the missing square chunk comes about - there's no actual geometry defined there. Can we have a commitment to fix this bug? Timescale?
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: alanambrose on June 03, 2013, 10:18:31 am
Ah the silence of a software vendor that can't be bothered to fix obvious bugs...
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: guest84672 on June 04, 2013, 07:51:07 am
If you can provide the file we can look into it.

As an alternative we have found that export to CATIA from Inventor will give the best results.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: cmcconnell on June 20, 2013, 02:47:17 pm
See my post above - there is a link at the bottom, under my screenshots...
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: guest84672 on June 21, 2013, 06:21:10 am
Yes - I got that. It has been reported to the developer.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: cmcconnell on June 25, 2013, 06:58:15 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Geometry Missing
Post by: cmcconnell on September 27, 2013, 02:10:35 pm
Has there been any progress made with this issue?