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Offline TDC

Importing Derived Parts in Inventor 2011 Assemblies
« on: March 03, 2011, 01:11:27 am »

We have been experimenting different routes to getting our Inventor assemblies into Keyshot for rendering. For your information we found that if we open an assembly which contains 'Derived Parts' the Derived Parts do not import into Keyshot, only the standard parts.

In order to import our assemblies we exported from Inventor as a STEP 203 file and imported this into Keyshot. Generally speaking this worked well, however it would be more complete if you could allow for Derived Parts in your import code.

Our only problem now is with materials on multi-body parts.

If we create a part in Inventor which contains several Bodies and assign each Body a different colour, place this Body in an assembly and export it, the Bodies all import with the same material.

We're working on a fix but please try it and see if there is a solution.

Great work though on the new importers though, they're a great help.