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Direct editing of any 3D model in AutoCAD or Inventor.

A - answer Inventor Fusion 2012 (localized) is now part of AutoCAD 2012 and Inventor 2012. This software for direct, interactive editing of 3D models can be invoked right from the AutoCAD and Inventor environments (not neccessary to launch it separately).

Thanks to the direct editing and its automatic recognition of construction features, you can use Fusion to load and "intelligently" edit any 3D CAD model, including the STEP, Catia, Solidworks, Pro/E etc. formats. The edited model can be saved to a DWG file, or processed in Inventor.

An example of the Fusion edit functionality on an imported STEP assembly can be seen in the CAD video #48:

Fusion 2012 CZ

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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 · Inventor 2012 ·

See also:
Tip 11139:Which Autodesk applications can open a .3DM (Rhino) file?
Tip 10997:Autodesk Fusion 360 - dragging components in imported models.
Tip 10936:Using assemblies in Inventor LT.
Tip 10791:How to force Fusion 360 to use DirectX 9 or 11?
Tip 10769:What is the orange marker on the sketch icon in Fusion 360 model tree?


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