Chapter 14 Exchanging Data with Other Systems

Many Autodesk® Inventor® software users need to bring files created by other CAD applications into Inventor or need to export files from Inventor to other formats.

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

Three data types make up a 3D ...

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