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Inventor Import for Rhino - Inventor program file import plug-in for Rhinoceros

Inventor Import for Rhino is plug-in for Rhinoceros. This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to import 3D solid data from Inventor part (IPT) and assembly (IAM) files.

Inventor Import for Rhino creates true 3D solids in Rhino which can then be edited using Rhino’s solid modeling tools just like any other 3D solid. This plug-in does not need Inventor to be installed on the computer or on the network.

Inventor Import for Rhino is powered by the widely used 3D InterOp technology from Spatial. 3D InterOp is the industry standard for proprietary CAD file format data exchange and is used in almost all the major CAD systems. Besides data exchange 3D InterOp also offers powerful repairing and healing features which are extensively used in Inventor Import for Rhino. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing the invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. Inventor Import for Rhino also creates a detailed log file which is extremely useful in identifying data translation problems and aids in locating and fixing errors.

Numeric Control Inventor program file import plug-in for Rhinoceros
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Inventor Import for Rhino can import Inventor part IPT files from Inventor 6 to Inventor 2010 and assembly IAM files from Inventor 11 to Inventor 2010.

Inventor Import for Rhino is designed to work with the following versions of Rhino:

  • Rhino 4.0

System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 4.0

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of Inventor Import for Rhino by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find Inventor Import for Rhino extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Inventor Import for Rhino is a plug-in for Rhino. Inventor Import for Rhino is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "InventorImport" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands. Truly software made simple!

The 'InventorImport' submenu consists of the following commands:

  • InventorImport - Imports a Inventor file

  • InventorImportHelp - Displays the Inventor Import for Rhino help file

  • InventorImportRegister - Register your copy of Inventor Import for Rhino

  • InventorImportAbout - Displays the Inventor Import for Rhino about box


Numeric Control Inventor program file import plug-in for Rhinoceros
The InventorImport submenu

Note: When importing an Inventor assembly IAM file, please ensure that all referenced part IPT files are located in the root folder as the assembly IAM file.

Inventor Import for Rhino comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a  tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)

The Inventor File Format

Numerical Control (Inventor) was the precursor of today's Computer Numerical Control (CInventor), which controls the automation of machine tools and the inherent tool processes for which they are designed. The set of instructions, or "program" (usually an ASCII  text file in which, in its  simplest form, a line of text specifies the axial coordinates of a point in the work envelope) is prepared from a blueprint or CAD file and transferred to the memory of the CInventor via floppy drive, serial data interface or a network connection. Once stored in the CInventor memory and selected, the program is executed by pressing the appropriate key on the machine operator panel.


If you want Inventor Import for Rhino to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the software to suit your needs.

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