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Inventor: Create a 3D Weldment From a 2D AutoCAD File

by Paul.Normand
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Inventor: Create a 3D Weldment From a 2D AutoCAD File


Published by Paul.Normand on in English

Category: Manufacturing

Skill Level: Beginner

Products Used: Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014

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  • Description: Import 2D AutoCAD geometry into an Inventor part file and use the sketch geometry to create 3D solids.

    Two 3D solid bodies are created in a part file. The two bodies are then exported into an assembly as individual parts.

    The assembly is converted to a weldment, and a 3D weld bead is added to the assembly.

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    • billyb (11 September 2013 - 22:36)

      I like this. Will need to play with it some to see additional value.
      Thanks for the example.
      -Bill

    • Paul.Normand (04 September 2013 - 22:37)

      You can download the ACAD dataset I used here:
      http://labs.blogs.com/chronicle/Weld.dwg