The Inventor Part translator imports Autodesk Inventor®
part and assembly files as SolidWorks part documents. The imported part
files can contain features or geometry only.
You can choose to import individual features of objects or import objects
as single solid bodies.
SolidWorks recognizes chamfer, draft, extrude, cut extrude, extrude/revolve
with contour selection, fillet, holes, linear and circular patterns, mirror,
reference geometry, revolve, cut revolve, shell, sketch, sketch dimensions,
sweep, cut sweep, threads.
Feature history is imported, allowing
you to roll back changes made to the original Inventor file.
SolidWorks imports unrecognized
features as solid bodies.
open an Autodesk Inventor part or assembly:
(Standard toolbar) or File,
In the dialog box, set Files
of type to Inventor Part (*.ipt)
or Inventor Assembly (*.iam) and
In the Import
Options dialog box, set the options on the General tab, then
Open dialog box, browse to a file,
then click Open.
prompt, select Features or Body.
You can optionally
compare the mass properties in the imported file to those in the original
file to determine whether changes to the geometry occurred during import.
The Inventor translator supports all Autodesk Inventor versions including
Autodesk Inventor 11 and above.
To open Autodesk Inventor part (.ipt) or assembly
files (.iam) in SolidWorks as features, you must have Inventor 11installed.
You can use Inventor View to import files as bodies without having Inventor