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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:


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

See also:
Tip 9677:Which product do I need to view DWF and other CAD files online?
Tip 9222:CAD formats exported from Inventor Fusion 2013.
Tip 9206:Free viewer for Autodesk Inventor files.
Tip 9180:CAD file formats supported in Autodesk Navisworks 2014.
Tip 8852:Publish interactive 3D models on the web with Autodesk 360.

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