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Inventor Importing Inventor models into Photopia There are 2 options for importing models from Inventor into Photopia. The first option is preferred.
Make all required components visible and all non-required components invisible. Components that you do not want in the raytrace do not need to be suppressed, just toggling their visibility is sufficient.
Click the "Options" button at the bottom of the file dialog. Select the appropriate units. In the Structure option, choose "one file per instance. Separate the various parts onto different layers once the solid is imported into AutoCAD.
Photopia will mesh the solids upon importing them. The Photopia lamps are all constructed so that their light center is at 0,0,0. Therefore, if you can setup your luminaire assembly so that 0,0,0 is at the lamp center then it will be very easy to locate the Photopia lamp model within your luminaire.
If the luminaire uses multiple lamps, then putting 0,0,0 at the center of all lamp location is convenient. If it is not convenient to locate 0,0,0 within your model at the lamp center, then we recommend you construct a small cone in your assembly so that the tip of the cone points to the lamp center s.
This way, when the lamp is imported into Photopia and its location is requested, you can use the Osnap to an Endpoint to pick the end of the cone.
You can turn off the cone layer within Photopia once the lamps are placed so they will not affect the optical analysis. The NURBS surfaces can then be easily converted to polygon meshed based models for use in Photopia, but before they are converted make sure that the parts in the model that use different material finishes are separated onto different layers.
In this case, you must define a new layer for each part with a different surface finish and then move the parts to their appropriate layer. The steps for this are listed below: Click the New button with the Edit Layers dialog.
Type in a name that will help you identify the part. We suggest you use the Photopia layer naming convention to make importing the model into Photopia quicker.
See Chapter 4 in the User's Guide for more details. Give the new layer a unique color by clicking on the color patch for that layer. To help ease the process of assigning the NURBS surfaces to their appropriate layer, we recommend you turn Off each new layer. Once all required layers have been defined, then click OK on the Edit Layers dialog.View and Download AUTODESK ALIAS manual online.
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