Data Exchange > Interface > Importing and Exporting Files > To Insert Imported Surfaces in a Part
To Insert Imported Surfaces in a Part
1. Open a part and click Model > Get Data > Import. The Open dialog box opens.
If you select a coordinate system in the existing part before you click Model > Get Data > Import, you can insert the imported feature with reference to the selected coordinate system.
2. Set Type in the Open dialog box to the file type of a part model that consists of surfaces.
3. Browse and select the part with the surfaces.
4. Click Import. The File dialog box and the Import tab open.
You must select options in the File dialog box before you proceed to use options on the Import tab.
5. Retain the import profile in use or click Details to modify the current import profile settings. You can also set some of these options in the File dialog box.
6. Set Geometry as the Import type or retain the default selection of Automatic, depending on the file type of the selected part.
7. Click Customize layer filter and set the import status of layers with redundant data to Blank, Exclude Content, or Ignore in the Layer Import Options dialog box to hide or exclude the redundant data.
8. Click OK in the File dialog box.
9. Select a coordinate system as reference to place the imported surfaces or click Datum > to create an asynchronous coordinate system.
The imported surfaces are placed at the default location or at the placement coordinate system you selected in the existing part model before you clicked Model > Get Data > Import.
10. Click on the Import tab to add the surfaces of the import feature to the existing part without creating additional bodies.
11. Click OK on the Import tab to insert the imported surfaces in the part and exit the Import tab.