Andre Anthony

Inventor to SW

Discussion created by Andre Anthony on Jan 29, 2008
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2008 by Christopher Pinto
Hi All:

I am presently trying to document methods of importing Inventor (11 or 12) parts and assemblies into a master assembly model in Solidworks 2008.

According to all I've read, SW 2008 has the ability to open both parts and assemblies made in Inventor. To date I have tried to import parts made in Inv 8, 10 and 11 into SW 2008 and no go, just lots of crashing - the best I have gotten so far is an error saying the imported part is made from an "incompatible version" of the (Inventor) software, but that was in SW 2007.

My question is, can SW 2008 be used to reliably and consistantly open Inventor parts and/or assemblies. If not, fine, I will specify a conversion through SAT, iges... whatever will work. At present I am assuming I am missing some important step or...

Presently using SW2008 SP0

Thanks for the input