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About Inserting Imported Features in Existing Part Models
You can use the Model > Get Data > Import command to import and insert geometry that belongs to the non-native source files in the existing part models. The Import tab that opens when you select a part enables you to customize the imported features before you insert them in the existing parts.
You must set the feature type of the parts selected for insertion before you use options on the Import tab to customize the imported features. You can set Import type to Geometry, Facet, or Curve or retain the default data type of Automatic in the import profiles or the File dialog box. For formats that support Associative Topology Bus (ATB), the Enable ATB option is selected by default in the import profiles and the File dialog box. Therefore, geometry is inserted as ATB-enabled import features by default.
The Import tab enables you to customize the model import and insert tasks as follows:
Choose a different source file if you selected an incorrect file.
Modify the import profile settings and reload the data with the changed settings when the initial import is not correctly configured.
Make sure that you do not reset the Import type and the Enable ATB profile options that were set during the initial import of the part models. If you reset these options, the changed settings are not valid for the reload of the source files.
Customize layer import to exclude or hide redundant data that is located on the layers in the selected file.
Retain the coordinate system in use, select another coordinate system, or asynchronously create a coordinate system as the placement reference for the imported geometry in the existing model.
Insert import features with solid bodies in one of the following ways:
Add the solid bodies of the imported feature to the existing part as new bodies.
Merge the solid geometry of the bodies in the imported feature and add the merged geometry to the default body of the existing part.
Remove solid geometry from a selected body of the existing part.
Add the surfaces of the imported feature to the existing part.
Use Import DataDoctor (IDD) to edit the imported geometry, if required.
Use the Facet Editing tool to wrap the point cloud data before creating triangulations while inserting the point cloud data as facet features.
You are automatically placed in the Points, Wrap, or the Facet editing environment when the file selected for import consists of point cloud data or facet features.