Importing a 3D Graphics File

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Importing a 3D Graphics File

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To Import from a 3D Graphics File:

1.Right-click (within either the Navigator->External Data or 3D Objects list panel) and select Import + 3D from the context menu, or alternatively select File->Import->3D
 
2.Select Add files from the Import 3D window (Multi-selection is possible)
 
3.(optionally) Press Next to display the Import File options (see Options->Synchronisation->3D->Import for additional information)
 

 
or press Import to begin the import process
4.(optionally) Press Next to display the Translate File options (see also Options->Synchronisation->3D->Import Transformation)

When imported/synchronised 3D elements can be moved, scaled or rotated  as part of the import process

Translate:

ØEnable Translate to move the origin of the imported model, either to an Absolute X/Y?Z coordinate or Relative to its current origin coordinates

Scale:

ØEnable Scale on Import to resize the imported model...

Rotate:

ØEnable Rotate on Import to rotate a 3D model during the import process
ØThe Rotate DWF on Import option can be enabled to apply a 90º rotation about the X Axis specifically to Autodesk™ published DWF™ where the Y axis is set as vertically up.

 
 
or press Import to begin the import process

5.If the file does not have Measurement units, then the following question dialog will be displayed
 

 
Select the Units of measurement, and press OK
6.A progress bar will appear

7.When the import has finished, the Resource Wizard will appear. Select one or more 3D file(s) and then select Open
 
8.Choose an option from the Resources Wizard window and then select Next > or Finish as required.
 
For more Resource Wizard options information see Resource Creation Wizard

Related Topics:

Options->Synchronisation->3D->Import

Options->Synchronisation->3D->Import Transformation

Interoperability: CAD Systems

3D Properties->Measurement