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Offline bowen192

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Import from Inventor - components in centre of model
« on: March 28, 2014, 07:13:16 am »
Hi,

I am using Autodesk Inventor with Vault.

When I import a model, some components pull themselves into the middle of the object.  In other words I have a blackhole in the middle of the tool which has sucked a load of components into the exact same place.

Some are content centre some are not.

Any ideas?

thomasteger

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Re: Import from Inventor - components in centre of model
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 10:37:59 am »
You may want to keep the original location of the model upon import. Check "Keep original" in the location section of the import dialog.

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Re: Import from Inventor - components in centre of model
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 11:36:47 pm »
These are the import settings I used:



I think it is something to do with constraints and distribution.

If I save it as a shrink-wrapped model under a different name, it imports fine.

This is a problem though as none of the structure or part names are kept.

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Re: Import from Inventor - components in centre of model
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 11:46:32 pm »
In case nothing else works, you could save as a STEP file from Inventor, then Import that STEP back into Inventor.  This does kill all constraints, but you can then import that "new" assembly into KeyShot .. it should work and you should retain part names etc.

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Re: Import from Inventor - components in centre of model
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 02:45:21 am »
Unfortunately this method only works if there are no name changes or parts added to the original file.  This is impractical for us.

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Re: Import from Inventor - components in centre of model
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 08:07:32 am »
Can you send an example file so we can take a look?