Data Exchange > Interface > Working with Data Exchange Formats > SolidWorks > To Import a SolidWorks Part or Assembly
To Import a SolidWorks Part or Assembly
1. Click File > Open. The File Open dialog box opens.
2. Select SolidWorks Part (*.sldprt) or SolidWorks Assembly (*.sldasm) in the Type box.
3. Select a part or assembly file from the list of files displayed.
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The File Open dialog box is set to Open by default and you can open the SolidWorks file as a non-Creo model by default.
4. Select Import in the File Open dialog box. The Import New Model dialog box opens. The Enable ATB option is selected by default.
5. Retain the import profile in use or select an import profile from the Profile list. If you want to customize the import profile settings, click Details and open the SolidWorks — Import Profile editor.
6. Select one of the following Representation options for the selective import of the SolidWorks assembly:
Graphic—Imports the graphics data of the assembly model.
Structure—Imports the product structure and meta data of the assembly model.
The master representation of the assembly is imported by default.
7. Click OK in the Import New Model dialog box. The SolidWorks part or assembly is imported as an ATB-enabled Translated Image Model (TIM). The import log file is automatically generated in the working directory.