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Offline Pedro_Julio

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Inventor 2012
« on: November 04, 2011, 12:03:26 pm »
Between being offered my job and starting my job, my employer upgraded from Inventor 2011 to inventor 2012.  We just got KeyShot installed today only to find it's not supported.  :-\

Any information on when Inventor 2012 will be supported? 

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 04:21:20 pm »
KeyShot 3. For now export to CATIA and then read it into KeyShot.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 01:00:14 am »
I've got the older inventor and even now still export to iges or step to go to KS.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 05:34:25 am »
Why would you do that? If nothing else, use CATIA. Much better.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 06:49:23 am »
Inventor 2009 -> step or iges -> 3D Via Composer -> (edit part groups etc, "explode by color", make 2D black/white line drawings, etc) -> obj -> KS

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 09:48:34 am »
Well, I kinda have a work-around going.  Exporting to CATIA causes a Inventor to hang, though, and I dunno why.  So, I've been exporting to STEP files, but here's the really strange thing:

Keyshot on my PC won't open those STEP files properly. Only a couple pieces of the assembly show up. Those same STEP files open just fine on my Mac though.  So I've been opening the STEPs on the Mac and saving them as BIPs that I can use on the PC.

It's weird, but not terrible. I suppose this could do until we get the upgrade to KS3.

Any hints tips or clues though?

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 12:23:36 pm »
Hmm - this is odd since it is the same importer ... You didn't check "use old importers" on Win by any chance?

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 10:14:39 pm »
I did notice that if you got a part in Inventor which uses the loft or the sweep, they don't work in STEP.  Therefore I use IGES most of the time.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 05:09:14 am »
Really?  I didn't know that bit of info.  I'll try an IGES.

EDIT:

No, the IGES didn't work.  In fact it caused KS to hang and crash.

No, Thomas, I'm not using the old importer.

The thing I can't figure out is, why can my mac open the STEP files exported from Inventor, but the PC only opens 2 or 3 components of the assembly?  And it's the same STEP file in both cases.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2011, 06:22:54 am by Pedro_Julio »

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 08:28:49 pm »
that is indeed strange, because it is the same importer. Not unless you are using different versions of KeyShot?

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 05:17:46 am »
V2.3.2 on the PC.  I'll have to check the Mac.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 07:19:37 am »
if you can send me the file I'll be happy to take look.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011, 05:47:22 am »
Sent you an email.  It's a biggish file.  Sorry about that.

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Re: Inventor 2012
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2011, 04:46:31 pm »
No worries - we will take a look.