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Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2013 by Curtis Waguespack

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Chapter 14

Exchanging Data with Other Systems

The need to bring files created by other CAD applications into Autodesk® Inventor® software is common to many Inventor users. For instance, if you design components that others use in their designs, you might need to output files to a standard format so that others can use them with a different software package. Or, if you are a manufacturing “job shop,” you may receive many different file formats from customers that you need to bring into Inventor.

In this chapter, you'll learn to:

  • Import and export geometry
  • Use Inventor file translators
  • Work with imported data
  • Work with Design Review markups

Importing and Exporting Geometry

Essentially, three data types make up a 3D model: curves (or wires), surfaces, ...

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