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In Solidworks, a designer can do anything from drafting a simple (or detailed) 2D drawing to complex and critical 3D models. Another thing that will astonish the user while working with Solidworks is its attention to detail. The correctness and efficiency while working with Solidworks are unmatched. It certainly makes the software stand out from the crowd.

The tools and features that Solidworks possess provide uncountable options for design variation. This means that Solidworks is feasible for an aesthetic product designer. At the same time, it is also a perfect companion for an engineer for all their technical design. With an understanding of the software in a deeper sense as well as a little practice. It is convenient to design anything under the sun on SOLIDWORKS. Quicker iterations, efficient design, and easy-to-understand annotations help the user to do their job efficiently.

Autodesk Inventor allows 2D and 3D data integration in a single environment. Creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables users to validate the form, fit, and function of the product before it is ever built. Inventor includes parametric, direct edit, and freeform modeling tools as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities in their standard DWG drawings. Inventor uses ShapeManager, Autodesk’s proprietary geometric modeling kernel. Autodesk Inventor competes directly with SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Creo.

Exporting Files from Solidworks

Exporting files from Solidworks is fairly easy. You go to File > Save as.

Locate the folder where you want to save the file. Give a name to the file and select the file format to Default .sldprt or .prt. You can save the other file formats as well which other software can support.


Importing File to Autodesk Inventor

Importing files in Inventor is a very straightforward step. As Autodesk Inventor can make more than 20 file formats compatible to open. To open the file Go to File > Open > Import CAD files. Or From the Home page Click on Open and select the file.

Select the CAD modal and after that Click on Open.

You can select another file format as well as Autodesk Inventor can import another file format.