3DM Export for Inventor is a Rhinoceros (.3dm) file export add-in for InventorÃ??Ã?Â®. This add-in gives Inventor the ability to export 3D solid and surface data from a Inventor part or assembly document to 3d polygon meshes in a 3DM file.
3DM Export for Inventor tessellates solid bodies in a Inventor part or assembly into a set of triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a 3DM file as mesh objects. The 3DM file can then be imported into a variety of CAD applications.
3DM Export for Inventor is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into Inventor and adds a new submenu called "3DMExport" to the Inventor menu.
The '3DMExport' submenu consists of the following commands:
Export - Exports an 3DM file
Help - Displays the 3DM Export for Inventor help file
Register - Registers your copy of 3DM Export for Inventor
About - Displays the 3DM Export for Inventor About box
The 3DM File Format
The 3DM (3D Model) file format is the native file format of Rhinoceros, the NURBS modeling software from Robert McNeel & Associates. The OpenNURBS Initiative was founded by Robert McNeel & Associates in January 2000, with the sole purpose of providing CAD, CAM, CAE and computer graphics software users reliable methods for transferring 3D geometry between applications via the 3DM file format. TerrainCAD, our terrain generation, editing and modeling software, also uses the 3DM file format as its native file format.