I would appreciate some advice.
We have hundreds of existing legacy parametric models in Autodesk Inventor.
The intent is that our future models will be Rhino/Grasshopper from the ground up, but we need some mechanism to make use of our existing legacy library.
I am thinking a solution might be to have a small add-in running in Inventor that, once an Inventor model has updated it’s geometry for any new parameter values, that it then :
- obtains the brep object(s) in Inventor’s memory and translates them to Rhino brep objects so that they can take part in downstream operations using Rhino.Compute.
I don’t know if there are any existing libraries to facilitate this, or perhaps whether I would have to convert the Inventor breps to Inventor mesh objects and translate to a Rhino mesh (lossy).
Can someone suggest how to convert a foreign brep object to a Rhino brep object? I don’t really want to go through saving of files unless i have to. I’d much rather simply translate in memory and send on to Rhino.Compute.