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

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Using Inventor File Translators

With Inventor, you can access files from other CAD systems without downloading an add-in or translating the files to an intermediate format such as STEP, IGES, or SAT. Instead, you simply open the file, and Inventor will translate the file into an Inventor file on the fly. You can translate all of the file types in the following list by clicking Open on the Get Started tab and then setting the Files Of Type drop-down to the appropriate type. Once the file type is selected, click the Option button to configure the import options.

  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • Pro/ENGINEER
  • Unigraphics
  • Parasolids
  • SolidWorks
  • Rhino
  • Autodesk Alias

In the Import Options dialog box, you can choose from three save options:

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