Import File Types
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The File>Import options allow you to open the various file types. These various import formats and methods are explained below.

NOTE: All translations of assemblies that use either external or internal part references result in lightweight assemblies. However, when necessary for operations like editing, for example, you can load the full geometry by clearing the lightweight options. This lightweight option is a check box in the Lightweight column in the Part References pane of the Part Splitter. For details, see PartRefs Window.

NOTE: To import a CADL file, first, convert it to a KXL script. The procedure is provided in Help>Help Topics>KXL Help>KXL Converter.

HINT: When importing certain files, you will be warned when you attempt to import a file containing units of measurement that differ from the units in the current part. You will be able to specify how to handle the units mismatch through a dialog.

To view information on a particular file import method, click the appropriate link below. Note that some of the translation methods listed below may not be available, depending on the KeyCreator product you have purchased.

KeyCreator Files
ACIS SAT
FastSURF Surfaces
AutoCAD DXF
AutoCAD DWG
IGES
STEP
Parasolid
STL
Solidworks
Autodesk Inventor
Catia V4
Catia V5
Pro\Engineer
Unigraphics
HOOPS Metafile
HOOPS Stream File
Image
U3D
PDF
CSV
OBJ