Data Exchange > Interface > Working with Data Exchange Formats > CATIA > Importing and Exporting to CATIA V5 > To Assemble a CATIA V5 Part in an Existing Assembly
To Assemble a CATIA V5 Part in an Existing Assembly
1. Click Component > Assemble > Assemble with an assembly open. The Open dialog box opens.
2. Select CATIA V5 CATPart (*.CATPart) in the Type box. The CATIA V5 files in the working directory are listed.
3. Select the part file you want to assemble in the existing assembly as a part component or browse to find the file.
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The Open dialog box is set to Open by default and you can open the CATIA V5 file as a non-Creo model by default.
4. Select Import to import the CATIA V5 part and assemble it as an imported component in the existing assembly. The Import New Model dialog box opens.
5. Retain the import profile in use or select an existing *.dip_cat5 import profile in the Profile list to replace the import profile in use. Click Details to open the import profile editor, CATIA V5 — Import Profile, and modify the import profile if required. Enable ATB option is selected by default in the import profile and the Import New Model dialog box.
6. Click OK in the Import New Model dialog box. The Layer Import Options dialog box opens if you clicked Customize layers in the Import New Model dialog box.
7. Select layers for import and set their import status in the Layer Import Options dialog box.
8. Click OK in the Layer Import Options dialog box. The Component Placement tab opens.
9. Add placement constraints to position the part or subassembly component.
10. Click on the Component Placement tab. The CATIA V5 part component is imported and assembled in the assembly model.