Open Files

Open a file.

The directory where file dialogs are opened is saved from the previous successful dialog operation. For example, if you select a file in C:\my_files, the next time a file dialog is opened, it will open in C:\my_files. There are a few exceptions:
  • If the dialog is associated to a filename entry box, the directory is taken from the path entered in the entry box, instead of using the saved directory.
  • Certain dialogs take you to a directory in the installation where the selection would commonly be made, instead of using the saved directory.
  • If the directory is not valid, the file dialog opens in the application start-in directory.
Open a file one of the following ways:
  • From the Home tools, Files tool group, click the Open Model tool.
    Figure 1.

  • From the menu bar, select File > Open > <file type>.
  • Press Ctrl + O.
  • Drag and drop a file directly into the modeling window.
The current file is cleared from the memory, and the file you selected opens.
Tip: To open recently used files, select File > Open Recent > <file> from the menu bar.

Click to pin a file to the list.