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