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Importing Geometry

You can import surfaces, solids, sketches, curves, and graphics models (CATIA CGR, STL, or VRML files only) from ACIS, CATIA CGR, IGES, Parasolid, Pro/Engineer, STEP, STL, VDAFS, or VRML files as reference geometry into part documents.

To import the geometry from another application:

  1. In a part document, click Imported Geometry on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Features, Imported.

    The Open dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to the desired file, and click Open.

    For ACIS, IGES, STEP, STL, VDAFS, or VRML files, you can click Options to set the import options. A dialog box appears with options for Pro/Engineer files.

    One or more features are imported, and the Imported features are added to the part. The features are positioned relative to the origin, using the coordinates in the imported file.

    Wireframe geometry and curves are ignored when importing surfaces as reference geometry.

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