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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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  • Crashes Inventor 2015
    Stan Feighny | April 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.

  • Works well
    Maximilian Wolf | March 31, 2015

    Great job!

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

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

    Rocky Zhang (Publisher) | April 01, 2015

    You should use subscription account to sign in then the Subscription App button will become to Free button for you to download the app. If you still have problem please send email to me.

    Heyuto Jona | April 01, 2015

    how to get the subscription account?

    Rocky Zhang (Publisher) | April 02, 2015

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

    shae westerfeld | April 21, 2015

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

  • I can't download the Mesh Enabler. There's no link to start downloading it.
    Eric Jiang | March 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 | March 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 | March 20, 2015

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

  • Works well
    Bulent Kalaycioglu | December 16, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

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

  • Wonderful plugin!
    Steven Lucero | December 11, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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 | December 08, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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 | March 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 | October 29, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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 Löwen | November 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 | October 28, 2014

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

  • Crashes in 2015
    Jeremy Noland | October 08, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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 (Publisher) | October 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 | October 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 | October 14, 2014

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

    Rocky Zhang (Publisher) | October 17, 2014

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

    Jeremy Noland | October 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 | December 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 | December 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
    Norman Quaas | October 08, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great job! Thanks Rocky!

    Rocky Zhang (Publisher) | October 11, 2014

    I am fixing this crash issue against Inventor 2015 SP1 and will publish it soon. Thanks for your feedback.

    Rocky Zhang (Publisher) | October 17, 2014

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

  • Doesn't work all the time
    Andy Parrow | September 10, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

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

    Jacare Ankere | December 26, 2013

    Works fine here. Just Netfabb the STL and it works.

    Mahdi Cold Fire | January 18, 2014

    its nice . . .

    Fouad Harrag | January 22, 2014


    Rafael Orellana | January 26, 2014

    lo quiero probar para mi diseño

    Thijn Van Heijnsbergen | February 05, 2014


    Karim Zalat | February 17, 2014

    good thanks

    Minsoub Sim | March 18, 2014

    Thank you!

    zet oda | April 06, 2014

    I need "Mesh Enabler for Inventor 2012". Does anyone have it ? Thanks

    AHMET YILDIRIM | April 18, 2014


    David Hurlbut | July 06, 2014

    when trying to install on 2014 pro, error message says inventor 2013 is not installed. is there a fix?

    Vũ Hoàng Nguyễn | July 07, 2014


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