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How to convert 3D DWF back to an editable CAD model?

A - answer If you are looking for a way to convert a DWF or DWFx file to an AutoCAD DWG model, look at the suggestions of the online tool for CAD format conversions. For the conversion DWF-->DWG , this tool offers a combination of DWF import to Autodesk Navisworks, and using the FBX format to transfer the 3D data from Navisworks to AutoCAD. You can use a similar way to take the CAD model also to other CAD software.

Please note that DWF is only a publishing format and the resulting converted CAD model will not have the full precision of the original and first of all it will be (by the principles of DWF) only a surface representation of the original 3D model.

You can find an example of the Inventor sample assembly "Tuner" published from Inventor to a 3D DWFx file, then imported to Navisworks Manage 2014, re-exported to a FBX file and read from FBX to AutoCAD using the FBXIMPORT command, in the Block library:


Tuner-DWF.DWG

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30.7.2013    8454x  
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applies to: DWF/Design Review · DWG · AutoCAD · Navisworks · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 10759:How to publish a DWG to a PDF file without attaching "-Model" to its name?
Tip 10461:Unattended DWG plotting and PDF publishing without AutoCAD.
Tip 10303:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2016 (import/export).
Tip 10279:Which formats can be exported from configured models in Configurator 360?
Tip 9677:Which product do I need to view DWF and other CAD files online?


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