DXF-Element dialog-box

Use File menu > Open DXF File to import a DXF File

When you open a DXF file, a DXF-Element is added to the Assembly-Tree.

You can edit the DXF-Element to:

Link a different DXF drawing to the DXF-Element
Change the Linear Units of the DXF drawing

Usually you link the DXF drawing to a CAD-Line the CAD-Line dialog-box | dxf tab


How to Add & Open the DXF-Element

To add a DXF-Element to the model:

2.In the 'Files of type', select DXF
3.Browse to find the DXF file you want to open
4.Click the Open button

The DXF-Element1s-red is now in the Assembly-Tree.

Editing the DXF-Element from the Assembly-Tree

Editing the DXF-Element from the Assembly-Tree

To link a different DXF drawing to the DXF-Element in the Assembly-Tree you will need to edit the DXF-Element.

Open the DXF-Element dialog-box

1.Find the DXF-Element1s-red in the Assembly-Tree
2.Right-click the DXF-Element in the Assembly-Tree.
3.Click Edit Element in the contextual-menu2s

The DXF-Element dialog-box opens.

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1.Double-click the DXF-Element in the Assembly-Tree

The DXF-Element dialog-box opens.

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See also 'How to open a dialog-box'

[Alternatively, delete the DXF-element, and add a new one with File menu > Open | DXF file-type]

The DXF-Element dialog box

Dialog-DXFElement

To change the DXF File that is linked to the DXF-Element

BrwoseButton

 Click the Browse button to find and select a new or updated DXF File.

ApplyButton-Small

 Click the Apply button to link the DXF File with the DXF-Element.

To use different Units to the DXF File:

1.Click the correct units in DXF: Units

To show the DXF Drawing to the correct scale, DXF Units in this dialog should be same as the units in the original DXF Drawing.

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