The Mesh Enabler is an add-on for Autodesk Inventor. The Mesh Enabler converts mesh features to solid base features or surface features and can be applied to individual or multi-selected mesh features or mesh feature folders. After installing the add-in, Inventor users right-click on one or more imported mesh features and convert them into base features (solids, surfaces, or composites) through a new context menu command. The graphical mesh data is converted into boundary representation (B-Rep Model) data that can be used similar to imported solids and surfaces. In other words, Inventor then recognizes the data as a solid that has a surface with an interior and exterior instead of just a collection of points.
Autodesk subscription customers can download the Mesh Enabler from the Autodesk App Store.
Autodesk makes its software free to students around the world, but technically, they are not subscription customers, so they can't download the Mesh Enabler. Students who need this functionality reach out to me, and I provide them with a download link. Recently, I had an exchange with Arne Poelaert.
The subject of Arne's thesis is observing the deformation of parts when a rotational load is applied. Autodesk recognizes that today's students are tomorrow's professionals. We are happy to share our software with those improving themselves through education.
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