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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 11816:How to convert 3D CAD model to the format glTF 2.0 (GLB)?
Tip 11806:Higher precision for facetted round surfaces in STL export from Inventor.
Tip 11790:How to get a hi-res image of an Inventor assembly (for a brochure, billboard...)?
Tip 11769:How to convert border lines (rails) to a surface?
Tip 11726:Loading 3D models in the OBJ file format to AutoCAD.

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