CAD Import Options

Descriptions of the CAD import options (pre-processing, conversion, post-processing).

Option Type Description
Healing (also known as Pre-healing) Pre-processing Heal the selected part.
Alternate Convert Conversion If regular conversion (trimming and knitting) doesn't give the expected results, you can turn on this option to save the selected CT part into a temporary .x_b file that will be reloaded by Parasolid.
Sew Conversion When knitting fails, the CT part is converted into an assembly, holding all pieces. Turn on this option to combine (partially or completely) the pieces.
Solidify Post-processing When there are issues such as gashes, small missing faces, sliver faces (faces that were deleted because they were non-tessellated), you can turn on this option to help make parts solid.

When tessellation partially fails, non-tessellated faces are deleted and the Solidify operation is performed again.

Reset Edge Precision Post-processing Recalculate the tolerant edge geometry to improve precision.

While turning this option may not topologically or visually modify the part, it may fix some failing modeling operations.

Note: Solidify and Reset Edge Precision are the only post-processing options relevant to XT-based CAD formats (Parasolid, JT, SW, NX). Since XT-based CAD parts don't need to be converted to Parasolid, Healing (aka Pre-healing), Alternate Convert, and Sewing aren't applicable.