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Import Options

The Input page lets you configure the importing of native CAD files.

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This category enables you to define input options.

Command NameDescription
Check original file changes

Translates only if the CAD file changed since the last translation.

Composer and Sync create a checksum when they translate a CAD file to a Composer file and store the checksum in the .smgGeom file. If the same CAD file is translated again, the application checks this checksum and performs the translation only if the CAD file changed. The translation log file indicates whether the translation occurred:

  • Translation skipped: "Up-to-date ==> not overwritten"
  • Translation occurred: "Not up-to-date ==> need to overwrite"


This category enables you to define import options.

For details about import options, see Import.

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