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Convert STL files to editable parts in Inventor.

A - answer With the application "Mesh Enabler" from Autodesk Exchange Apps (add-on app for Subscription customers) you can convert STL (stereolithography) files imported into Inventor 2015, 2014 or 2013 (via drag-n-drop or Open) to editable parts.

Right-click in the browser tree and choose "Convert to Base Feature".

The resulting model can be dimensioned.

In Inventor 2015, 2016 and higher you can also import an STL file directly through I > Open > Import CAD file (or just Open).

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