Mesh Enabler

Mesh Enabler

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The Mesh Enabler application converts mesh features to solid base features or surface features. This function can be applied to individual or multi-selected mesh features or mesh feature folders.

 

After installing Mesh Enabler, right click on one or more imported mesh features of interest, and convert them into Base features (solids, surfaces, or composites) through a new context menu command. The graphical mesh data is converted into B-Rep Model data that can be used similar to imported solids and surfaces.

 

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Verze 1.0.9, 28.3.2019
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  • good
    Sa Sa | července 03, 2019

    good


  • It works second time
    Mihai Tudor | června 04, 2019

    First time I installed this, it didn't work to make solid objects, it did automatically surfaces that I couldn't edit. I reinstalled it and than it works.


  • I need this for 3D print
    Miloslav Hyk | února 02, 2019

    Great


  • Yes!
    Tristan Andreas | října 01, 2018

    It is a little finicky, but by doing a solid extrude and then importing a mesh over and then making the mesh a solid, I was able to use the combine feature to make a cut (requires two solids).

    Even more amazing, it was a cut from a JPG that I edited a bunch and changed to a PNG, that I converted to a SVG, that I converted to a STL, that I then converted using this tool from a mesh to a solid.

    If you aren't getting the option when right clicking, make sure that you are right clicking on the mesh object under the mesh tree. Also, as others have said make sure to enable the add-on. It isn't automatic.

    Please fine tune! It is a great addition!


  • Why is this not a build in feature for Inventor?
    Otacxjlf Otacxjlf | září 28, 2018

    This tool is especially helpful when i need to modify .stl files of 3d printable designs that have no sourcecode available.


  • very nice
    mom jr | srpna 24, 2018

    very noce

     


  • If it doesn't work for you - ask for help!
    Jeffrey Mather | července 27, 2018

    Reading all the Reviews where users couldn't figure out how to use Mesh Enabler - this isn't a Help forum - go over here and ask for help

    https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-forum/bd-p/78


  • Works, sort of.
    Anthony Brown | července 11, 2018

    I installed this newer version of mesh Enabler for use with autodesk inventor  but I had to revert to an older version. It only converted my .stl files so long as inventor was set to use inches in and the ANSI standard. But the moment i switched over to using mm in the ISO standard, the .stl convertion was unable to produce a solid body output. This review should probably be under a bug reporting site but I cant find that so I hope the Autodesk team finds this here.


  • WORKED perfectly on Inventor 2018
    Sergio Federico Mayer | května 05, 2018

    Worked on Inventor 2018 after doind this:

    • Enable it on "Environment > Add-ins> Autodesk Mesh enabler" with a double click. Mark the automatic load box.

    Thanks Luis Gaiato! I thought it woudn't work.


    Hernan Gabriel Souto | října 13, 2018

    Thanks!


    Colin Maggard | listopadu 28, 2018

    THANK YOU!!!!


    ANIL OKUR | března 05, 2019

    thk


    Jörgen Kessler | března 06, 2019

    Very importont information. Tahnk you! Would be helpful if this information will be implemented in the description.


  • Multi Select Not Available in 2017
    Orrin Bourne | října 13, 2017

    I used this tool in 2015 and was able to multi-select mesh surfaces to convert (it worked very well). But now in 2017 the ability to multi-select meshes is not available. I can only select 1 mesh at a time, process, then select again etc. I'd give 5 stars if I could multi-select again.


  • Failed
    Benjamin Weible | října 07, 2017

    One star in the place of zero stars. Did not work for even a simple mesh conversion.


    Jeffrey Mather | července 27, 2018

    You should post over in the Inventor forum and include the file. It has worked for me for many years.


  • Solution
    Luis Lang Gaiato | září 25, 2017

    Enable it on "Environment > Add-ins> Autodesk Mesh enabler" with a double click. Mark the automatic load box.


    Sydney Ackermans - Van Den Eynde | dubna 05, 2018

    Thank you


    Andrew Scallon | dubna 15, 2019

    THIS. This. Yes. Thank you.


  • 10 out of 10 (or 5 out of 5 haha)
    Jason Rozycki | září 22, 2017

    i just got this and used it on 2018 and it worked a treat. stopped me banging my head against the wall with some imported bearings that i couldnt balloon in an assembly drawing. thanks for a great add on and also thanks to anyone who commented with additional information on setting up and using this. cheers guys


  • Worked Perfectly
    Dave Hoder | července 25, 2017

    Just tried this with Inventor 2018 and it worked great on an imported .OBJ file (Kohler sink)


  • Rodolfo Ramos
    Rodolfo Ramos Castelo Branco | července 20, 2017

    It does not work on the 2018 version. Any solution? I thank you


  • Mesh enabler 1.0.6
    Charlie Wright | června 20, 2017

    Mesh enabler 1.0.6 only generates surface, will not creare a solid. previous version worked fine.


  • Crash
    Jark Schröder | dubna 21, 2017

    I used Inventor 2017 on Windows 10 and the newest Version of Mesh but ist Crash.


    Thomas Kalteis | června 06, 2017

    Same problem for me! Inventor 2017 with Windows 10 and newest MeshEnabler version. Hopefully there's going to be a fix.


  • WASTE OF TIME!
    Matheu Broom | dubna 17, 2017

    Doesnt do what its say it does, spent hours, ends up making something that isnt a solid and you cant print it anyway. Wast of time!


  • Couldn't do without it
    Yuval Dascalu | února 23, 2017

    Waiting to see it in the 2018 version. Great work!


  • Inv2017 - Do not work
    Thomas Stephan | ledna 10, 2017

    - tried to enable in Environment > Add-ins> Autodesk Mesh enabler, but there is only the advise: Fail to load Uninstalled, booted, installed ... same problem. I dont know why.


  • Works! but...
    Santiago Aljure | ledna 09, 2017

    When it converts the .stl to part, the size changes (it grows a little bit). I wonder, have anybody else experience this? Does anybody know how to correct this issue? Thanks!


    Bernard Li | září 16, 2017

    If it outputs as a solid, go to 3D Model > Modify > Direct > Scale and scale it down to the size you need. I had the same problem and it took me a while to get it corrected.


  • Great
    rob de haan | ledna 08, 2017

    Good god this addin really is a must have for work with shape generation. Can't believe it isn't standard with inventor


  • Doesn't work....
    Robert Goodson | prosince 08, 2016

    Iv'e downloaded the application. Enabled add-ins on 2017 Inventor, but the option "Convert to Base Feature" never shows up.


    Alexandre Machado | prosince 21, 2016

    You need to enable first. Environment > Add-ins> Autodesk Mesh enabler (double click then Ok).


  • Amazing!
    Miguel Angel Velasquez Zabala | listopadu 21, 2016

    I can convert and edit all my files (*.stl to *.ipt) Really helpful, thanks.


    Phillip Andre | srpna 06, 2018

    Good day Miguel any idea if mesh enabler can work with Autodesk 2014 im still old school lol


    Miguel Angel Velasquez Zabala | srpna 11, 2018

    @Phillip, Not sure, I used it with Autodesk 2017 Student Edition. Sorry, but you should try it.


  • Very Good
    Aleksandra Martynowicz | října 09, 2016

    Works great with Inventor Prof 2015


  • Thanks
    Pat Mcdonald | září 08, 2016

    I used this with Inventor 2017, it took 5-10 min to convert the part, however i am only running this on a laptop. Thanks


  • Deu certo!
    Marcio Melo Rodrigues | srpna 09, 2016

    Demorei para conseguir baixar, mais no final deu certo. Tive que baixar o inventor que eu não tinha e logo apareceu a aba de Download.


  • It
    Andrew Scallon | srpna 02, 2016

    Works


  • good
    Nuntaphob Mabjunthuk | června 23, 2016

    thank


  • Non riesco ad installarlo
    Enrico Zandegiacomo | května 09, 2016

    Buongiorno, ho a disposizione inventor 2016 per studenti in italiano. Ho cliccato su installa, è andata a buon fine ma non riesco a trovare quel nuovo menù. Cosa posso fare?


    Andrea Marinelli | května 25, 2016

    Avevo lo stesso problema e ho risolto in questo modo: > Dal menù aprire la sezione "Environments" > Sotto il gruppo "Manage" slezionare "Add-Ins" (come simbolo ha un "più" grigio) > dalla finestra che si apre, sotto la scheda "Applications" selezionare dall'elenco "Autodesk Mesh Enabler" e porre la spunta sulle voci "Loaded/Unloaded" e "Load Automatically" > premere "Ok"


  • goon enough for me
    Jeroen Van Der Meeren | dubna 26, 2016 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    I use this tool to import .stl-files from thingiverse, in Inventor. I can convert to solids and edit the designs. Just don't forget to set the load behavior in the Add-in Manager, on "Load Automatically" .


  • still no solid and I cannot do any operation
    Enrique Centeno | ledna 11, 2016

    Hi! This article is very informative, but I'd you help me with a thing. I imported a stl. file in Inventor 2016 and I applied the app to convert a Base Feature, and I want to convert it in a solid, but what I got was a surface, I mean "the solid" created is empty. Also, I cannot calculate the properties (mass, volume...) and the software doesn't allow me to do any operation. Inventor doesn't recognize it as a solid. I wish you could help me with this.


  • still no solid
    Jan Van De Geest | prosince 16, 2015

    Can't get it to work. Restarted application, stl loads, but no conversion to solid.


    Luke Kani Zihni | ledna 04, 2016

    You need to change the load behaviour in the Add-in Manager, this is accessed through the 'Tools' tab & then the '+ Add-Ins' Icon. If you tick 'Load Automatically' (bottom right hand corner) it should activate the add on every time you start inventor.


  • ayuda
    henrry de la cruz urrutia | listopadu 22, 2015

    no puedo descargarlo alguien que me ayude tengo una cuenta de estudiante !


    Santiago Aljure | ledna 09, 2017

    A mí me funcionó y tengo cuenta de estudiante. Tienes que acceder con tu cuenta de estudiante para que se te habilite el botón para descargar (pero si pudiste descargarlo, supongo que ya accediste, así que solo tienes que buscar el botón para descargar).


  • Inventor 2016 with Mesh Enabler: Locks up
    Colino Sprockel | listopadu 10, 2015

    Downloaded 3D DXF from manufacturers website Opened DXF in Inventor: Locks up Opened DXF in Rhino 5: OK Saved as STL and 3ds-file with Rhino 5 Imported STL in Inventor: OK, I see the mesh, but it's no solid. Applying Mesh Enabler on imported STL/Saved as IPT: Locks up Imported 3dm in Inventor: Result is an 'empty' modelfile Downloaded 3D DXF again from manufacturers website and gone trough the whole process again: No change I have no 'mesh knowledge' Please, what now? I need the solid. Mesh Enabler was THE promise. Thx and best regards


  • Check Your Add-Ins
    Chris Edw | září 06, 2015

    I suddenly had a problem with this add-in and just had to re-inable it on the tool menu. It works great as long as you have it running.


  • Check Your Add-Ins
    Chris Edw | září 06, 2015

    I suddenly had a problem with this add-in and just had to re-inable it on the tool menu. It works great as long as you have it running.


  • Convert to Base Feature not there in 2016
    Scott Moyse | září 04, 2015

    .... well it is, but the addin isn't loaded correctly. You have to go to Tools>Addins then find it in the list, then enable it.


  • Unfortunately still crashes Inventor 2016
    Tomek Brzezinski | srpna 14, 2015

    Install the add-in on a working student edition of inventor 2016, but after installing add-in inventor crashes either during splash screen or after splash screen but before home page opens. Inventor stalls out (doesn't shut down.) Requires force-quitting After waiting long enough it does seem to get past the splash screen, but it still stalls for ages at the home screen (open recently used files screen.)


  • it works!!
    Oscar Mathews | července 22, 2015

    It works well. I used it with 3DPrintTech 2.0 (also free) to split/partition and snap fit large STL on smaller printers. Easy-peasy.


  • Is it working properly?
    Emre Delikanli | července 07, 2015

    I haven't download the program yet, but I wonder about that which version of inventor does it work with? I will load inventor hsm pro v2016, any problem?


  • Loaded but does not work...
    Frederic Defoy | května 14, 2015

    The installation seems to work but once I am in Inventor Pro 2013 and 2016 the option "convert to base feature" is missing when right clicking on my object. If I go to Tools / Exchange app manager I can see Mesh enabler 1.0.4 listed in there with a green check mark saying its up to date. So it seems to be loading but the menu entry is not there. How do I fix this?


    Jack Caldwell | května 19, 2015

    Hey, i had the same issue. I fixed it by going to Tools and clicking on Add-Ins. I noticed that mesh enabler wasnt being loaded for my model, so i selected it and checked the boxes. Hope this works for you!


    Tracy Chadwick | června 08, 2015

    Thanks Jack Caldwell...that solved the problem for me too!


  • No Download Option
    Robert Klewer | května 01, 2015

    Even though I am a valid Subscription Customer I am not able to download this App. Can somebody help?? I need the app really really urgently.


    Sergey Minakov | června 09, 2015

    same here :(


    Stanley Akers | června 24, 2015

    Me as well what gives?


    Ty Shipp | července 07, 2015

    Same problem here. Signed in and "Subscription App"


    Jonathan Thompson | října 14, 2015

    I too am unable to see the the download despite being on Subscription. As luck would have in I need this urgently to create a Shrinkwrapped part of some Catia files which at the moment are only meshes.


  • Crashes Inventor 2015
    Stan Feighny | dubna 10, 2015

    Every time I've tried to use Mesh Enabler for a part that really isn't that big, the program crashes. I keep seeing that the bug has been fixed but I'm still having this problem.


    Rocky Zhang (Vydavatel) | dubna 24, 2015

    Hi Stan, Does the crash happen to Inventor 2015 RTM? Which Mesh Enabler version you installed?


  • Works well
    Maximilian Wolf | března 31, 2015

    Great job!


  • Can't get the download link
    Wyatt Masniuk | března 20, 2015

    I can't seem to get the download link to appear. I am signed in and i click the subscription app button but nothing happens besides more dialogue. Would really like to use this app.


    Mark Ashbridge | března 31, 2015

    I have same issue as you guys, no download link. I'd love to be able to use this feature.


    Heyuto Jona | dubna 01, 2015

    how to get the subscription account?


    Rocky Zhang (Vydavatel) | dubna 02, 2015

    To become a subscriber, please contact your reseller to help you. You can also find some info from below pages: http://www.autodesk.com/subscription/overview http://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/account-management/account-access/autodesk-account/signing-autodesk-account .


    shae westerfeld | dubna 21, 2015

    I can't find it either. I'm signed in, but this download isn't an option


    Tim Cruger | dubna 30, 2015

    I am in the same boat. I have logged in, gone to subscription page, and no download. Has anyone figured this out? What a cool tool that addresses a need in my class...wish I could utilize it.


  • I can't download the Mesh Enabler. There's no link to start downloading it.
    Eric Jiang | března 13, 2015

    Where is the link? I click Subscription App but it doesn't let me download. I logged in to the Education Community and Autodesk Subscription Center there is no link neither.


    Chris Nantau | března 17, 2015

    Hey Eric, I was having the same problem and customer support was no help. I think their license server was down for a bit for educational licensing because now I can download it.


    Wyatt Masniuk | března 20, 2015

    I am having the same issue as you. Can't find the link.


  • Works well
    Bulent Kalaycioglu | prosince 16, 2014 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    Thanks a lot. We are able to convert a stl object to a surface during a demo with our customer.


  • Wonderful plugin!
    Steven Lucero | prosince 11, 2014 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    This is exactly what I've been needing! Saved me a few times, and couldn't be simpler! The only thing I guess I could ask for would be tools to automatically reduce the mesh size within the tool - but there are plenty of other programs for that (try Meshmixer!)


  • Milimeters and Inches
    Evan Weinstein | prosince 08, 2014 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    This works very well! The only problem is that I cannot figure out how to import designs that were exported as mm. They import as inches and show up very large.


    Sebastian Morales | března 05, 2015

    You may have solved this already but just in case: When you are importing the model you can click on options and a window will appear. Here you can select the units, by default they should be set to "Template Units" and here you could change it to whatever unit you need.


  • Seems to just hang
    Robert King | října 29, 2014 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    I've installed the addin, and I'm attempting to do a mesh convert from the file as an .IPT, and after accepting the operation, it just seems to hang. I mean I cannot do a single thing after starting it. A few mouse clicks later, and the 'busy wheel' appears, and Inventor 2015 SP1 is no longer responding.


    Daniel Lã¶wen | listopadu 24, 2014

    I am having the same problem for bigger .stl files i want to convert. Smaller are converted fine. I have waited for hours but nothing happens. Is there a solution besides waiting? EDIT: It's done, after a few hours and filling my RAM up to 25GB.


  • How to get this for Autodesk Student Version?
    Joey Pietrzak | října 28, 2014

    I have the Autodesk student version of inventor. How can I download and install this?


  • Crashes in 2015
    Jeremy Noland | října 08, 2014 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    I tried to convert a .stl file and it crashes Inventor 2015. I have changed the star rating from an original 2 stars to 4 stars now. Rocky fixed the issue and it seems to work fine now. Thanks Rocky.


    Rocky Zhang (Vydavatel) | října 10, 2014

    If you are using Inventor 2015 SP1 you can encounter the crash, for RTM it should not. I am fixing this issue and will publish the newer version. Thanks for your feedback.


    Jeremy Noland | října 10, 2014

    Thank you Rocky for looking into it. I am using 2015 SP1 so I look forward to the new version when it is available.


    Blaine Young | října 14, 2014

    2015 Froze for me but the base feature seems to have been created. Looking forward to the fix.


    Rocky Zhang (Vydavatel) | října 17, 2014

    A new version is published for fixing the crash issue, please check it.


    Jeremy Noland | října 22, 2014

    Seems to work fine now after Rocky fixed it up. Thanks Rocky! This next comment doesn't really have anything to do with how the Mesh Enabler works other than how you import then use the Enabler: Make sure you know what your units are of the .stl file (inch or mm) when opening the file and change it in your options to match before opening it to keep it at the correct values. I opened a customer model and it looked correct until I made a measurement and it was 12" the real measurement was 0.473 or 12mm. The customer exported in mm and I imported in inch. So it sees the 12 as the value and the import doesn't know or care what it is but as soon as I changed my import option to mm the .stl came in fine and matched what the customer had. Once the .stl was open, I click on the part, then right click, select Convert to Base Feature, I selected output to solid, OK and it was done and worked correctly.


    Evan Weinstein | prosince 08, 2014

    Jeremy, I am having the same problem with it importing in inches when it should be in mm. How did you change the option to import in mm?


    Jeremy Noland | prosince 08, 2014

    Evan, What I did is when you go to open your .stl file single select the file you want to open so it is highlighted and down at the bottom there is an Options button, click that and it opens a window, under Units there is an Import Units button, switch that to mm or in depending on how your file was saved out originally. That should do it. Keep in mind I believe it keeps as a default when you change that and you may have to go back and return it to whatever units you normally save in. Hope this helps.


  • Fixed for 2015 newest service pack
    CHRIS DABEK | října 08, 2014 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    Great job! Thanks Rocky!


    Rocky Zhang (Vydavatel) | října 17, 2014

    A new version is published for fixing the crash issue, please check it.


  • Doesn't work all the time
    Andy Parrow | září 10, 2013 Ověřené stažení (Co je to?)

    When it works, works good. Can run the same file twice in a row. One time converts meshes, next it won't.

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