Currently, many programs for creating 3D models are available on the market. Many designers struggle with reusing existing and imported models in their CAD systems. If they manage to do so, most often such shapes cannot be edited or their modification requires a lot of work. Autodesk software allows you to work with models created in other CAD programs such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Pro-E / Creo, NX, STEP, IGES, and Rhino.
When importing models from other CAD programs to Autodesk Inventor, the user can choose whether the opened element (assembly) is to “reference the base model” or whether it is to “transform the model”.
The program allows you to easily map properties from SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro / Engineer and Creo Parametric, NX, and STEP to standard Inventor properties using the proper tools.
The following is a short presentation on how to import a file created in another CAD system and, if necessary, edit it in the Autodesk Inventor environment.
We can obtain similar functionality thanks to the Autodesk Fusion 360 solution.
The program allows us to work with models of other CAD programs available on the Polish market. After importing the model to our project, we can do everything from the simplest solid modifications. This possibility is given by the unique function of intercepting operations from the base model. Editing a model doesn’t stop there. Adaptation of any surface extends the functionality of the program with the possibility of free forming of selected parts of the model.
For more demanding users, there is still the possibility of conducting advanced strength and optimization simulations. It should be strongly emphasized that the program, thanks to the built-in CAM module, will allow you to design the technological process of machining. An extensive library of postprocessors provides the user with a comprehensive solution for his machine park.
For more information on the use of the above programs, please visit the solutions section.