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To Assemble a SolidWorks Model into an Existing Assembly
1. Open an assembly.
2. Click Component > Assemble > Assemble. The Open dialog box opens.
3. Select SolidWorks Part (*.sldprt) or SolidWorks Assembly (*.sldasm) in the Type box.
4. Select a part or assembly file from the list of files displayed.
The Open dialog box displays Open as the default option. You can assemble the SolidWorks part or assembly as a non-Creo model in the existing assembly by default. You must explicitly select Import to import and assemble the part or assembly in the existing assembly.
5. Select Import to import the SolidWorks part or assembly and assemble it as an imported component in the existing assembly. The Import New Model dialog box opens.
6. Select an import profile from the Profile list to replace the profile in use. You can click Details if you want to customize the profile settings in the import profile editor, SolidWorks — Import Profile. The Enable ATB option is selected by default in the import profile and the Import New Model dialog box.
7. Click OK in the Import New Model dialog box. The Component Placement tab opens.
8. Accept the default coordinate system location or select a coordinate system to position the geometry.
9. Package the imported part or subassembly component into the assembly or add associative placement constraints.
10. Click on the Component Placement tab. The SolidWorks part or subassembly component is imported and assembled in the assembly model. The import log file is automatically generated in the working directory.