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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 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.
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applies to: Inventor 2014 · Inventor 2013 ·

See also:
Tip 9972:Create free 3D PDF output files from any CAD software.
Tip 9778:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2015 (import/export).
Tip 9735:How to convert a .THING file to a 3D CAD model?
Tip 9654:CAD formats supported in online viewer under Autodesk 360.
Tip 9528:Using Autodesk Fusion 360 as a CAD converter.


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