Data Exchange > Interface > Working with Data Exchange Formats > AutoDesk Inventor > To Import an Autodesk Inventor Part or Assembly
To Import an Autodesk Inventor Part or Assembly
1. Click File > Open. The File Open dialog box opens.
2. Select Inventor Part (*.ipt) or Inventor Assembly (*.iam) in the Type box. The Autodesk Inventor part or assembly files in the working directory are listed.
3. Select the part or assembly file you want to import.
The Open option is available in addition to Import in the File Open dialog box.
4. Select Import. The Import New Model dialog box opens with Part or Assembly selected by default.
5. Select an existing Autodesk Inventor import profile from the Profile list or click Details to open the import profile editor specific to Autodesk Inventor and customize the import profile settings.
6. To use the custom start part and assembly template files for the import, click Use templates.
7. To change the data type of the model during import, set Import type as Geometry or Facet. You can retain the default selection of Automatic.
The Enable ATB option is selected by default as Autodesk Inventor supports Associative Topology Bus (ATB).
8. To generate a log file with the import details in the working directory, click Generate log file and the Short or Long option.
9. For the selective import of the assembly data, select one of the following Representation options:
Master—Imports the geometric and non-geometric data of the Autodesk Inventor assembly and displays its full representation. This is the default.
Graphic—Imports the display data of the Autodesk Inventor assembly.
Structure—Imports the product structure and meta data of the Autodesk Inventor assembly.
The Representation options are not available if the Enable ATB option is not selected.
10. Click OK in the Import New Model dialog box. The *.ipt or the *.iam Autodesk Inventor part or assembly is imported. The import log file is automatically generated in the working directory.