CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 3587
Plex.Earth connects AutoCAD and Google Earth

CAD tip CAD tip # 13599:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

How to read iProperties from Inventor models and drawings in AutoCAD DWGs?

A - answer If you are processing Inventor DWG drawings in AutoCAD or in AutoCAD Mechanical, you can also access the current data and values of Inventor iProperties. You can then use them for text annotations of drawings or for automatic filling of block attribute values (e.g. title block). The values are also accessible in document properties, PDM systems, or in AutoCAD add-on applications.

If you need iProperties from an IPT or IAM model in your drawing, first copy the selected model iProperties to the Inventor drawing's iProperties - see Tools > Options > Document Settings > Drawing > Properties in Drawing > Copy Model iProperty Settings....

Save the Inventor drawing to a DWG file and open it in AutoCAD. In the drawing properties (DWGPROPS) on the Custom tab, you will now find all the required iProperties from Inventor.

If you want to use the current value of an iProperty in your drawing, insert it as a dynamic text field (FIELD, into a text or block attribute), in the Document field category - e.g. %<‌\AcVar CustomDP.Project>%.

100% *  CAD 
10.1.2023    908×  
applies to: Inventor · AutoCAD · AutoCAD Mechanical · Vault ·

See also:
Tip 13611:BOM with multi-line items in Inventor.
Tip 12815:How to fill iProperties into Inventor files from Excel?
Tip 11034:Mass property depending on the current LOD in an Inventor assembly.
Tip 10852:iLogic - how to get part material and path from a drawing?
Tip 10719:How to add the unfold rule name as a drawing note?

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Extend your AutoCAD LT productivity with our popular add-on
CADstudio LT Extension More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
Arkance Systems is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.