To import a file from another application:
or File, Open.
In the dialog box, select a format for Files
of type (for example, DWG (*.dwg)
files, IGES (*.igs, *.iges),
STL (*.stl), and so on).
types with import options, click Options.
In the Import
Options dialog box, specify the options, then click OK.
Browse to a file, then click Open.
The selected file is opened.
You can choose to import the file to a sheet in native format
(view-only) in addition to importing it to a part or drawing document.
If there are surfaces in the file, they are
read as follows:
If there are blanked
surfaces, they are imported and added to the FeatureManager design tree
as surface features.
If the attempt
to knit the surfaces into a solid succeeds, the solid appears as the base
feature (named Imported1) in a
new part file. You can add
features (bosses, cuts, and so on) to this base feature, but you cannot
the base feature itself.
If the surfaces
represent multiple closed volumes, then one part is made for each closed
volume. An assembly file also is made that includes the imported parts
positioned relative to the assembly origin, according to how the surfaces
are defined in the imported file. For ACIS files, if the imported ACIS
file consists of surfaces only, then only surfaces are created even though
they represent multiple closed volumes, regardless of the import options
you choose. If the ACIS file consists of data about multiple solid bodies,
parts or surfaces are created, depending on the import options you choose.
If the attempt
to knit the surfaces fails, the surfaces are grouped into one or more
surface features (named Surface-Imported1,
2, ...) in a new part file.