File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

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File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by Envisage » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:42 am

Hey there, I'm new here, anyone know how I can take my design from Design Spark Mechanical into Fusion 360? They have no shared export import options and I can't find a file converter at all.

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by joe » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:09 am

Can you export your design spark model to .step or format? It would easily open in fusion 360.

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by geneb » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:27 am

As far as I know, DSM only does it's native format and STL. (DSM is basically SpaceClaim)

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by Jimustanguitar » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:26 am

Import options:
Image

Export options:
Image


An OBJ is probably your best bet for porting to Fusion... I'm not far off from doing that, myself. It's a great and intuitive program, but it does have limits that force you to outgrow it eventually.

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by joe » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:47 pm

geneb wrote:As far as I know, DSM only does it's native format and STL. (DSM is basically SpaceClaim)

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How short sighted of them.

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by geneb » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:03 am

joe wrote:
geneb wrote:As far as I know, DSM only does it's native format and STL. (DSM is basically SpaceClaim)

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How short sighted of them.


Not really. It's a free version of an expensive parametric design tool.

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by Polygonhell » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:00 pm

From the DS developers standpoint not supporting STEP and IGES export is a good way to lock people in, I assume their intent is to have people invested enough that when they decide to upgrade they are more likely to select their own expensive product rather than someone elses.
Having said that though I do use imported STEP files in Fusion 360, you lose all the value that parametric CAD offers when you start with something that doesn't have construction history.

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Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Post by Jimustanguitar » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:54 pm

I wonder if you could sign up for the 30 day trial of full blown SpaceClaim and export your files in a better format that way?

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