Importing Part Files Interactively

This task shows you how to import Acis parts into a product structure document.
The scenario is exactly the same with DXF 3D/Inventor/VDA-FS part files.
After using those procedures, your Acis/DXF 3D/Inventor/VDA-FS part files will be imported into a product structure document. The following scenario gives you an example about importing Acis files interactively but the procedure is the same with the other formats (DXF-3D, Inventor, VDA-FS).
For more information about import characteristics and format extensions, please refer to the Requirements chapter.
  1. Open a empty or existing product structure document.

  2. On the product structure document, use the right mouse button to select the product under which the Acis part is to be imported.  A menu appears:

  3. Select Components -> Existing Component.  A dialog box appears, such as the one shown below.

  4. Navigate to the directory where the desired part files are present.

  5. Select the part to be imported and click on the Open button (or double-click the part). 
    The selected file appears under the selected product in the product structure.

    In the example below:

    • the product selected in step 2 was axel.2 (highlighted in orange); 
    • the part selected in step 4 was wheel.sat.