Clean Up CAD on Import

Run a diagnostic test on the imported model to review and fix issues with parts.

Important: Before importing CAD, turn on the ability to run diagnostics in the Preferences:
  1. On the File menu, click the Preferences button to open the Preferences window.
  2. Under Category, select Inspire > Geometry.
  3. Under Preference, scroll down to Import from CAD File.
  4. For Fast import, select With diagnostics.
Once this preference is turned on, you can import the model and run a diagnostic test.
  1. To open the CAD file, press Ctrl+O.
  2. In the History Browser, right-click the CAD model, and then select Run Import Diagnostics.
  3. In the Diagnostics table, the Name of the parts and the corresponding Issues are listed. For details, see CAD Geometry Issues
  4. By default, all of the available import options—except Alternate Convert—are used to fix the model. To customize the import options, click the Advanced button, right-click a column header, and then turn on/off the desired import options. For details, see CAD Import Options.
  5. Select the desired part, and then click the Fix button.