Data Exchange > Interface > Importing and Exporting Files > To Insert a Solid in a Part
To Insert a Solid in a Part
1. Open a part that consists of solid geometry and click Model > Get Data > Import.
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 at least a single closed quilt or surfaces.
3. Browse and select the part model with the closed quilts or surfaces.
4. Click Import. The File dialog box and the Import tab open.
You must first 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.
You can set the Topology > Solidify closed volumes option in the import profile to Yes to create the solid protrusion.
6. Set Geometry as the Import type or retain the default selection of Automatic, depending on the file type of the selected model.
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 solid is 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 geometry of the solid bodies of the import feature to the active default body of the existing part. No additional bodies are created. If you want to create a new body with the added geometry, select the Create new body check box in the Body Options tab.
11. Click Import Data Doctor to enter the Import DataDoctor (IDD) environment and use the editing tool, if required.
12. Click OK on the Import tab to insert the solid in the existing part and close the Import tab.