Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Changing Inventor DWG without Inventor

Changing Inventor DWG without Inventor

Changing Inventor DWG without Inventor

I work at a company where we subcontract the making of the detail drawings. The assembly drawings are made in Inventor 2013 and the detail drawings in AutoCAD 2013, they are not linked. For our products that's a good solution on this moment.

However, in some occations we could like to keep the link with Inventor without sending the Inventor files (iam's and ipt's) to our subcontractor AND without giving the subcontractor permission to acces our Vault.

We are thinking to provide the subcontractor the dwg files with only the views and to reconnect them to the Inventor model when the subcontractor is finished.

Has anyone experience with this and/or do you have tips?

RE: Changing Inventor DWG without Inventor


Please clarify the question - there's not nearly enough detail.

Are your detail drawings 3D AutoCAD models, or 2D?
What do you send your subcontractor to enable them to make the drawings?
How do you connect an AutoCAD drawing to an Inventor model?

Please clarify 2D vs 3D entities and add file types (STP, ipt, dwg)

Have you tried sending Pack'n'Go file sets? These would contain models, subs, parts and drawings but with no link to your project or Vault.


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close