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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Creating Sketches from AutoCAD Geometry

Converting accurate, dimensioned 2D drawings eliminates the need to redraw all of the original geometry. Inventor allows selective importing of 2D drawings with associative geometry directly into a new part sketch. If you have an existing drawing library of 2D AutoCAD files, you may find it beneficial to use those file to create new 3D feature-based parametric parts in Inventor. Success in importing existing drawings depends on the following criteria:

  • The AutoCAD file must contain accurate original geometry.
  • Duplicate geometry must be deleted from the AutoCAD file.
  • Proper AutoCAD drawing techniques must be employed in creating the AutoCAD file. For example, there must be only one line segment between any ...

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