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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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版本 1.0.11, 2021/8/23
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  • Was a great addition, but no 2021 support
    Wayne Newberry | 十一月 30, 2020 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

     

    Compto | 十二月 06, 2020

    Same for me.

    Alexander Messer | 十二月 28, 2020

    2019 does not work too.

    Kerry Hicks | 十二月 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 (發佈者) | 十二月 31, 2020

    Can you make sure the addin is loaded after installation? Or read the online help here: https://apps.autodesk.com/INVNTOR/en/Detail/HelpDoc?appId=6950391119076900441&;appLang=en&os=Win64 If you still have problem please let me know.

    Christopher Nguyen | 一月 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 | 一月 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 | 一月 09, 2021

    ok


  • Thank you!
    Manju Odland | 十一月 14, 2020

    Just Tried and it seems to work! Thanks!


  • Sadly only up to 5000 triangles
    Friedrich Kellner | 十一月 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 | 十一月 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


  • it works
    Ian Rose | 九月 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 | 四月 11, 2020

    Make it compatible with Inventor 2021 please!

    Todd Mail | 四月 26, 2020

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


  • I need this for 3D print
    Miloslav Hyk | 二月 02, 2019

    Great


  • Why is this not a build in feature for Inventor?
    Otacxjlf Otacxjlf | 九月 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 | 八月 24, 2018

    very noce

     


  • Multi Select Not Available in 2017
    Orrin Bourne | 十月 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 | 十月 07, 2017

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

    Jeffrey Mather | 七月 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 | 九月 25, 2017

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


  • 10 out of 10 (or 5 out of 5 haha)
    Jason Rozycki | 九月 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 | 七月 25, 2017

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


  • Mesh enabler 1.0.6
    Charlie Wright | 六月 20, 2017

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


  • Crash
    Jark Schröder | 四月 21, 2017

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

    Thomas Kalteis | 六月 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 | 四月 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 | 二月 23, 2017

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


  • Inv2017 - Do not work
    Thomas Stephan | 一月 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 | 一月 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 | 九月 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 | 一月 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 | 十二月 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 | 十二月 21, 2016

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


  • Amazing!
    Miguel Angel Velasquez Zabala | 十一月 21, 2016

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

    Phillip Andre | 八月 06, 2018

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


  • Very Good
    Aleksandra Martynowicz | 十月 09, 2016

    Works great with Inventor Prof 2015


  • Thanks
    Pat Mcdonald | 九月 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 | 八月 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 | 八月 02, 2016

    Works


  • good
    Nuntaphob Mabjunthuk | 六月 23, 2016

    thank


  • Non riesco ad installarlo
    Enrico Zandegiacomo | 五月 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 | 五月 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 | 四月 26, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 一月 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 | 十二月 16, 2015

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

    Luke Kani Zihni | 一月 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 | 十一月 22, 2015

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

    Santiago Aljure | 一月 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 | 十一月 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 | 九月 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 | 九月 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 | 九月 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 | 八月 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 | 七月 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 | 七月 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 | 五月 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 | 五月 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 | 六月 08, 2015

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


  • No Download Option
    Robert Klewer | 五月 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 | 六月 09, 2015

    same here :(

    Stanley Akers | 六月 24, 2015

    Me as well what gives?

    Ty Shipp | 七月 07, 2015

    Same problem here. Signed in and "Subscription App"

    Jonathan Thompson | 十月 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 | 四月 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 (發佈者) | 四月 24, 2015

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


  • Works well
    Maximilian Wolf | 三月 31, 2015

    Great job!


  • Can't get the download link
    Wyatt Masniuk | 三月 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 | 三月 31, 2015

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

    Heyuto Jona | 四月 01, 2015

    how to get the subscription account?

    Rocky Zhang (發佈者) | 四月 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 | 四月 21, 2015

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

    Tim Cruger | 四月 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 | 三月 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 | 三月 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 | 三月 20, 2015

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


  • Works well
    Bulent Kalaycioglu | 十二月 16, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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


  • Wonderful plugin!
    Steven Lucero | 十二月 11, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十二月 08, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 三月 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 | 十月 29, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十一月 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 | 十月 28, 2014

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


  • Crashes in 2015
    Jeremy Noland | 十月 08, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 (發佈者) | 十月 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 | 十月 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 | 十月 14, 2014

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

    Rocky Zhang (發佈者) | 十月 17, 2014

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

    Jeremy Noland | 十月 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 | 十二月 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 | 十二月 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 | 十月 08, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Great job! Thanks Rocky!

    Rocky Zhang (發佈者) | 十月 17, 2014

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


  • Doesn't work all the time
    Andy Parrow | 九月 10, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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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