Import of geometry called "advanced mode"
Introduction
This section refers to the import of geometry starting from geometric files in « advanced mode ».
The import of CAD geometry into a FE (finite elements) project is an operation which consists of the conversion of the CAD data (in a specified format) into FE type data.
The advanced mode is a method that permits a CAD geometry transfer to the FE software in a more efficient manner while integrating repairs before the conversion of data. These repairs simplify the work of geometry checking/correction.
Format
The formats which permit the import of geometry are as follows:
File format  Extension  Type of format 

IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification)  *.IGES, *.IGS  standard 
STEP (Standard for Exchange of Product)  *.STEP, *.STP  
ACIS  *.SAT  proprietary 
CATIA V4  *.MODEL  
CATIA V5 
*.CATPRODUCT *.CATPART 

INVENTOR  *.IPT  
PROE (Pro Engineer)  *.ASM , *.PRT  
SOLIDWORKS  *. SLDASM , *.SLDPART  
NX (Siemens)  *.X_T, *. XMT_TXT, *.X_B, *.XMT_BIN  
PARASOLID  *.PRT 
Interest
The user can import a geometry in advanced import mode thereby eliminating the need for the geometric correction phase to follow in FLUX.