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How to convert 3D models from Architectural Desktop to Autodesk Inventor?

A - answer If you need to import models from ADT in Inventor as assemblies, you can use the following method.

In Architectural Desktop 2004 (and higher) or in ADT 3.3 with the Productivity Extension switch to a 3D view and use the ConvertTo3dSolids command to convert your 3D objects. Erase the original AEC objects. Save (export) the converted drawing to an AutoCAD format (Save as), not to the default ADT format.

Such .DWG drawing can be then opened in Autodesk Inventor and 3D solids can be selected for import.

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See also:
Tip 9735:How to convert a .THING file to a 3D CAD model?
Tip 9711:3DConstruct - converting a 3D mesh to a frame construct
Tip 9651:Convert a DWG 3D mesh model to an Inventor 3D solid part.
Tip 9528:Using Autodesk Fusion 360 as a CAD converter.
Tip 9512:How to convert a point cloud to an editable 3D CAD model (mesh)?


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