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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Version 1.0.16, 03/04/2024
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  • Doesnt work with inventor 2024
    Friedrich Neitmann | mai 27, 2024

    only returns a mesh

  • Network licence
    Florian Rösel | février 16, 2024

    We are using network licences, how to add this tool to Inventor 2022? Cant download it, as it says I dont have a subscription... :(

  • Plugin
    Rayhan Pratama | janvier 12, 2024

    This amazing

  • Doesn't work in 2023
    Robert Losekamp | novembre 14, 2023


  • Broken
    Damien Ferraro | novembre 02, 2023

    Keeps crashing when trying to convert a model.

  • Doesnt work anymore
    Lee Hughes | septembre 18, 2023

    I used this reguarly to convert STL files, now it no longer works, there is no base feature and the units are wrong. Need to fix this ASAP

  • Great when fully operational
    Nick Sayer | juillet 12, 2023

    Please update to work with 2023/2024 Inventor. Thanks.

  • New version doesn't work
    daniel gain | mai 18, 2023

    I pay my subscription but the features keep reducing.

  • New version Broken
    Matthew Newman | avril 20, 2023

    Has worked in the past, now doesn't work in 2023 or 2021.

    Either '1 mesh feature failed to convert to base feature' OR it converts but isn't a solid and you can't edit the model it correctly.

    Please fix we need to modify STLs in Inventor

  • Version 1.0.15 Does not work with Inventor 2023.2 (Windows 11 Enterprise, OS Build 22000.1696, Version 21H2)
    Alexander Gall | avril 12, 2023

    Version 1.0.15 Does not work with Inventor 2023.2 (Windows 11 Enterprise, OS Build 22000.1696, Version 21H2) We used the tool for several users in the past (W10, Mesh Enabler 1.0.12). After installing Mesh Enabler 1.0.15 with system account, Mesh Enabler DOES NOT APPEAR IN Add-In Manager 2023. I also can't find the earlier versions like 1.0.14 or 1.0.13. Too bad that even the system requirements were not specified. Can you please place link here to download versions 1.0.14 and 1.0.13?

  • Only works for small meshes
    Richard Lee | avril 09, 2023

    Does not work for a building scan, only for small objects

  • Doesn't work in Inventor 2022
    Robert Albanesi | mars 27, 2023

    I know I used to use an older version of this software with Inventor 2020 on my old computer. Is there any way to access the older version that supported Inventor 2020?

  • Tried this in inventor 2021
    Nathanael Welch | février 15, 2023

    Does not work with inventor 2021

  • Works great
    Emily Lehman | décembre 21, 2022

    Great for editing STL files for 3d printing. I've been using it for years now, and just got it working in Inventor 2023. Just make sure to load it in the add-in manager. Thanks for developing and updating it!

  • Not Working 2023
    Oliver Matthews | décembre 20, 2022

    It will install but it will not stay loaded in the plugin window, always 'unloads itself"

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | décembre 21, 2022

    A new version 1.0.14 is being published to work with Inventor 2023.2 build. Thanks for your patience.

  • Doesn't work with Inventor 2023.2
    Aleš Pravda | décembre 19, 2022

    Can you please provide repair for inventor 2023.2 update? 
    Thanks a lot. 

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | décembre 21, 2022

    A new version 1.0.14 is being published to work with Inventor 2023.2 build. Thanks for your patience.

  • Great Tool
    Wynand Louw | décembre 15, 2022

    Quick alternative sollution. just wish it had a progress indicator so I know if it's still working or did Inventor crash.

  • Not working for 2023
    Bogdan Corbean | décembre 10, 2022

    Doesn't work for inventor 2023

  • It doesn´t work on 2023 please fix
    Fernando Jimenez | décembre 05, 2022

    It doesn´t work on 2023 please fix

    Kevin Gautier | décembre 11, 2022

    Works now

  • Version 1.0.13 is not working in Inventor 2023.2
    Alessio Nightly | novembre 26, 2022

    We need an update, please

    Kevin Gautier | décembre 11, 2022

    Works now

  • Updates needed
    TECNICO PCB | novembre 23, 2022

    Please update for inventor 2023.1... And more vertex please

    Kevin Gautier | décembre 11, 2022

    Works now

  • Add-In unloads automatically
    Richie Mols | novembre 21, 2022

    When loaded in the home environment, the Add-in automatically unloads again. .DLL file-location etc. is correct.

  • Great job
    Redhwan Abdullah | octobre 17, 2022

    Great job, Thank you very much

  • Doesn`t work all the time.
    J.J. Cazemier | septembre 25, 2022

    When it works it`s a great help to modify your models. But it struggle`s with some complicated models.

    Leon Renz | novembre 30, 2022

    I can agree with that but I haven't found a solution for that problem yet.

  • good
    ddartmu ddartmu | août 20, 2022


  • 很需要很好
    L F | avril 06, 2022


  • it worked until it didnt
    Juan José Sánchez veros | avril 06, 2022

    awesome addon but a few days ago stopped working, just says "1 mesh feature failed to convert to base feature." please help

  • working very well on Inventor 2022 build 153
    Kis Gellert | janvier 23, 2022

    great job !

  • Works just fine
    Brandon Mooney | décembre 15, 2021

    To the folks who see all the "doesn't work!" reviews, don't stress it.

    I'm running build 287, version 2022.2, and it works just fine! Zero issues. Just remember, that just like any add-in, you need to load/enable it in the add-in manager before it will work :)

    (it's possible it didn't work prior to this date, which would mean that the other reviews are outdated and not relevant, so don't stress them)

    Deividas Palacionis | juin 22, 2022

    Thank you so much, i can confirm it works fine

  • Robot
    kazm shehab | octobre 07, 2021


  • IT's updated!!!
    Michael Hahn | août 24, 2021

    Thank you so much for this update!!

  • Same request for Inventor 2022
    Ludovic Duvanel | août 16, 2021

    Please update the app, very usefull and no alternative found.

    Thank you a lot in advance ofr developpement.


    Update for rev. 1.0.13:
    Work OK.
    But still show an update available, when you follow the link in the App manager, it redirect to the App "QuickViews" by Symetri.

  • Let's go 2022 before it's 2023!
    Elliott Potter | août 12, 2021

    This is really a critical add-in ... it would be great if it was just a built-in feature of Inventor but if not - please keep it compatible with the latest versions!

  • Please update to 2022
    Kirsten Jongman | août 12, 2021

    Still does not work in Inventor 2022, no respone to e-mail from Rocky Zhang whatsoever. No alternative way to convert meshes. Please update as soon as possible. We need it desperately.

  • 2022?
    Brad Greentree | juillet 29, 2021

    Plese update for 2022

  • Inventor 2022
    Florian JUNG | juillet 21, 2021


    When it is compatible with Inventor 2022

    Alternative ?

  • Great Addin... Needed for workflow
    Jason Blane | juillet 19, 2021

    This is a great and very useful addin... I depend on it in my daily workflow... Have directly emailed the developer with no response... I suggest everyone email frequently and perhaps we will get somewhere.

  • please update
    Joaquín Canales | juillet 17, 2021

    please update to 2022!!!

  • PLEASE please please update for 2022!!!
    Jennifer Remy | juillet 09, 2021

    Like others, I rely on this.  I need to update to 2022 and need this to keep my workflow!

  • Please, Upgrade 2022
    Daniel Leinz | juin 29, 2021

    Please, Upgrade 2022

  • Great for modifying STL files
    Scott Mikutsky | juin 24, 2021

    I use this Add-In constantly, but it needs to be updated to support Inventor 2022. This plugin is the only thing holding be back to 2021, I want to be in the future!

    Charles Louwagie | juin 28, 2021

    This. UP :)

  • Please, Upgrade 2022
    Deividas Palacionis | juin 14, 2021

    Please, Upgrade for INV 2022 to support.


    Updating my note: It's working fine now with 2022 ver.

  • Update
    husun avsar | juin 07, 2021

    Please, update 2022

  • Update for IV2022?
    Marc Schneider | mai 28, 2021

    PLEASE update for Inventor 2022.


  • No Funciona para Inventor 2022
    Luciano Demarchi | mai 27, 2021

    No funciona para Inventor 2022 , tuve que descar inventor 2021 ... Espero actualizacion 

  • Doesn't work with 2022
    Navjot Cheema | mai 25, 2021

    Doesn't work with 2022, please update it.

  • Not Compatible with 2022?
    Alexandria Avery | mai 21, 2021

    Please make this compatible with 2022 version! It doesn't show up in the add-ins window, so I can't even enable it to see if it will convert my mesh to solid. Thanks!

  • Doesn't work with new versions
    Levi Erickson | mai 14, 2021

    Doesn't work with 2021

  • Doesnt work with 2022 inventor
    Mikołaj Popiel | mai 01, 2021

    Need to be updated. Doesnt work with 2022 inventor.

  • Doesn't work at all
    Kai Jan Klimscha | mars 31, 2021

    Not even the mentioned button appears

  • Was a great addition, but no 2021 support
    Wayne Newberry | novembre 30, 2020 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    Great for tinkering with STL Files, but it doesn't seem to work in the 2021 version of Inventor.


    Compto | décembre 06, 2020

    Same for me.

    Alexander Messer | décembre 28, 2020

    2019 does not work too.

    Kerry Hicks | décembre 30, 2020

    There is a missing step in the instructions that you need for 2021 (and probably the others). Make sure to pull up the "add in" option under the tools tab....and click on the mesh converter to make sure it is activated. They really should document that!

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | décembre 31, 2020

    Can you make sure the addin is loaded after installation? Or read the online help here:;appLang=en&os=Win64 If you still have problem please let me know.

    Christopher Nguyen | janvier 04, 2021

    It works for 2021 Professional version for me. The publisher, Rocky Zhang, even said he updated it for 2021 below. Version 1.0.10 works just fine. Anyways, for anyone that is installing the .msi file, remember to close Inventor first. I thought the installation was taking forever, but it was because I didn't close Inventor first. After installation, go into Environments and checkmark 'Loaded/Unloaded' and 'Load Automatically' under 'Load Behaviour'. Good luck!

    Wayne Newberry | janvier 04, 2021

    YES! Thanks Kerry Hicks- After loading in the "+add ins" menu it is working. Thank you too, for the follow up Rocky Zhang.

    Adil Bu | janvier 09, 2021


    斉賀 和斗 | mai 13, 2021

    I have a similar problem. What did "+ add in" menu get to work? Please tell me because access to Rocky Zhang' s URL is prohibited and I can not see it

    Wayne Newberry | mai 14, 2021

    The link from Rocky isn't working- I was able to get Mesh Enable working by going to "Environments" clicking on "Add-Ins" and enabling the mesh enabler plugin by clicking the "Loaded/Unloaded" checkbox.

    斉賀 和斗 | mai 18, 2021

    Thanks. Wayne Newberry. I couldn't see that "Loaded/Unloaded" checkbox. but I solved it by changing 2022 to 2019.

  • Thank you!
    Manju Odland | novembre 14, 2020

    Just Tried and it seems to work! Thanks!

  • Sadly only up to 5000 triangles
    Friedrich Kellner | novembre 10, 2020

    It works probably fine, I installed it twice as shown in the comments here but then i noticed that the readme states, that it only supports up to 5000 triangles. Sadly this makes is useless to me.
    Someone got a hint how i can convert 70000+ triangle 3d-Scan-Data (STL) to solid/surface?
    The Build-in feature of Inventor just cant handle so many facets too.

    Manju Odland | novembre 14, 2020

    Mine says that it does convert, but it may take a ng time. Then it took... less time than logging in and starting this message

    Stefan Chindea | juin 10, 2021

    It's a bit late for your project, but other that might struggle with the low poly limit: You could try to reduce the number of triangles in a software like MeshMixer (remesh/cut relevant section -> smoothen -> reduce to 5000 triangles). (The smoothening will help average out rugged sufaces from an stl) Good luck!

  • it works
    Ian Rose | septembre 06, 2020

    Thank you so much for making this, i looked for answers on how to convert the file to an object for hours, but found no answer. Luckily, I stumbled uppon this saving grace and I am pleased to say that it works. (only issue is that it does not appear uppon first instalation, you have to download it twice and override it, but otherwise it does its job).

  • Inventor 2021
    Anil Özkan | avril 11, 2020

    Make it compatible with Inventor 2021 please!

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | avril 20, 2020

    Published the 1.0.10 version to support Inventor 2021. Thanks for your patience.

    Todd Mail | avril 26, 2020

    Thank you for that saved me a lot of time trying to figure out what I was doing wrong.

    beraat çitçi | février 25, 2021

    merhaba anil özkan bu problemi çözebildiniz mi

  • Works great for me
    Arik Bebes | février 19, 2020

    Don’t forget to go to Environments -> Add-ins & enable it from there.

    Alex Cope | mars 14, 2020


    Rodolfo Ramos Castelo Branco | avril 05, 2020

    Hello, when will the version for inventor 2021 be available? Thanks

    Jordi Muller | mai 30, 2020


    Jason Lawrence | juillet 22, 2020

    Thank god for your comment, i can't believe Autodesk haven't put this in the installation instructions.

    Aashrit Gautam | août 05, 2020

    50 internet points to you.

    Lorenzo Barabino | novembre 12, 2020

    Thank you, they should definetly write this somewhere

    Eric bowling | novembre 13, 2020

    Thanks!!!!! Why didn't they put that in the install instructions? I was so confused...

    Thomas Hogan | décembre 15, 2020


  • good
    Sa Sa | juillet 03, 2019


  • It works second time
    Mihai Tudor | juin 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 | février 02, 2019


  • Yes!
    Tristan Andreas | octobre 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 | septembre 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 | août 24, 2018

    very noce


  • If it doesn't work for you - ask for help!
    Jeffrey Mather | juillet 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

  • Works, sort of.
    Anthony Brown | juillet 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 | mai 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 | octobre 13, 2018


    Colin Maggard | novembre 28, 2018

    THANK YOU!!!!

    ANIL OKUR | mars 05, 2019


    Jörgen Kessler | mars 06, 2019

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

    Christina Krywka | septembre 03, 2019

    Thank you so much, I thought it didn't work on my machine!

    André Homburg | décembre 29, 2019

    perfect hint. Thank you!

    Hendrik Schulze Spüntrup | août 04, 2020

    Thank you!!!!!

    Joona Prehti | octobre 13, 2020

    You are the best :D funny this was not mentioned in the original instructions..

    Jeanette Ramos | avril 23, 2018

    Even though it is listed the 1.0.7 version (the only one that works with Inventor 2019), if you click on download, it will download the old 1.0.6 version. Please correct the file on the database, or correct listing if you don't have the latest release yet. Thanks.

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | avril 27, 2018

    The version number is corrected now, please check the latest version. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Multi Select Not Available in 2017
    Orrin Bourne | octobre 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 | octobre 07, 2017

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

    Jeffrey Mather | juillet 27, 2018

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

  • Solution
    Luis Gustavo Lang Gaiato | septembre 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 | avril 05, 2018

    Thank you

    Andrew Scallon | avril 15, 2019

    THIS. This. Yes. Thank you.

  • 10 out of 10 (or 5 out of 5 haha)
    Jason Rozycki | septembre 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 | juillet 25, 2017

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

    bikki basnet | juin 05, 2022

    mate , can yu please send me the .exe file of mesh enable , thank you !

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

    Hello, when will the version for inventor 2021 be available? Thanks

  • Mesh enabler 1.0.6
    Charlie Wright | juin 20, 2017

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

  • Crash
    Jark Schröder | avril 21, 2017

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

    Thomas Kalteis | juin 06, 2017

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

    Matheu Broom | avril 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 | février 23, 2017

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

  • Inv2017 - Do not work
    Thomas Stephan | janvier 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 | janvier 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 | septembre 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 | janvier 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

  • Dont work.
    Christian Fallesen | décembre 15, 2016

    i want to update. error all over

  • Doesn't work....
    Robert Goodson | décembre 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 | décembre 21, 2016

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

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

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

    Phillip Andre | août 06, 2018

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

    Miguel Angel Velasquez Zabala | août 11, 2018

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

  • Very Good
    Aleksandra Martynowicz | octobre 09, 2016

    Works great with Inventor Prof 2015

  • Thanks
    Pat Mcdonald | septembre 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 | août 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 | août 02, 2016


  • good
    Nuntaphob Mabjunthuk | juin 23, 2016


  • Non riesco ad installarlo
    Enrico Zandegiacomo | mai 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 | mai 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 | avril 26, 2016 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    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 | janvier 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 | décembre 16, 2015

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

    Luke Kani Zihni | janvier 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 | novembre 22, 2015

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

    Santiago Aljure | janvier 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 | novembre 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 | septembre 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 | septembre 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 | septembre 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 | août 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 | juillet 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 | juillet 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 | mai 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 | mai 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 | juin 08, 2015

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

  • No Download Option
    Robert Klewer | mai 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 | juin 09, 2015

    same here :(

    Stanley Akers | juin 24, 2015

    Me as well what gives?

    Ty Shipp | juillet 07, 2015

    Same problem here. Signed in and "Subscription App"

    Jonathan Thompson | octobre 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 | avril 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 (Editeur) | avril 24, 2015

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

  • Works well
    Maximilian Wolf | mars 31, 2015

    Great job!

  • Can't get the download link
    Wyatt Masniuk | mars 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 | mars 31, 2015

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

    Heyuto Jona | avril 01, 2015

    how to get the subscription account?

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | avril 02, 2015

    To become a subscriber, please contact your reseller to help you. You can also find some info from below pages: .

    shae westerfeld | avril 21, 2015

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

    Tim Cruger | avril 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 | mars 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 | mars 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 | mars 20, 2015

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

  • Works well
    Bulent Kalaycioglu | décembre 16, 2014 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

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

  • Wonderful plugin!
    Steven Lucero | décembre 11, 2014 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    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 | décembre 08, 2014 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    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 | mars 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 | octobre 29, 2014 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    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 | novembre 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 | octobre 28, 2014

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

  • Crashes in 2015
    Jeremy Noland | octobre 08, 2014 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    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 (Editeur) | octobre 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 | octobre 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 | octobre 14, 2014

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

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | octobre 17, 2014

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

    Jeremy Noland | octobre 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 | décembre 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 | décembre 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 | octobre 08, 2014 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

    Great job! Thanks Rocky!

    Rocky Zhang (Editeur) | octobre 17, 2014

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

  • Doesn't work all the time
    Andy Parrow | septembre 10, 2013 Téléchargement vérifié (Qu'est-ce que c'est?)

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