Import File

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The Import File menu item adds external data files that support data objects, such as AutoCADĀ®'s DXF file type or LandXML, directly to a conceptual model. The file type will be used to determine what geometry objects will be required to load the data. If the file contains multiple objects, a folder will be created instead, with each geometry object placed within that folder.


Each object created when importing from a file will contain a file link that references the external file (in other words, the data is not stored in the conceptual model, only a link to the file name). Geometry created in this way cannot be modified.


To modify data imported from a file link, it must first be converted by the user. This is a manual step, and will replace the file link with a full copy of the file's current contents. Once conversion is complete, the original file is no longer referenced, and the data will be stored within the conceptual model.


For more information on the supported file types, click here.