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Negative form of an Inventor model.

A - answer You can use Inventor's "derived assembly" to create an automatic negative form (mold, imprint) of any 3D part or assembly.

Create a new (empty) assembly and make there a part representing the material of the form (e.g. a box, cube). Insert your original part. Use the derived assembly to link these two components (solids). In the Derived assembly dialog change the yellow plus symbol at your part model (mouse click) to a blue (or red) minus symbol. This component will be subtracted from the form material.

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11.3.2013    2335x  
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See also:
Tip 9778:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2015 (import/export).
Tip 9751:The option "Open Express" is grayed for an Inventor assembly.
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 9651:Convert a DWG 3D mesh model to an Inventor 3D solid part.


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