IMPORT (Command)

Imports files of different formats into the current drawing.


You can import data files, other than DWG files, that were created with other applications into the current drawing. The import process translates data into the corresponding DWG file data.

The Import File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box) is displayed.

In Files of type, select the file format to import. In File Name, select the file name to import. The file is imported into the drawing.

The following formats are available for import for AutoCAD.

Note: Some formats listed in this topic may not be available in all AutoCAD-based products or Windows 32-bit versions.
Format Description Command AutoCAD LT
3D Studio (*.3ds) 3D Studio files 3DSIN No
ACIS (*.sat) ACIS solid object files ACISIN No
Autodesk Inventor (*.ipt), (*.iam) Autodesk Inventor part and assembly files
Note: Supported only on 64 -bit systems
n/a No
CATIA V4 (*.model; *.session; *.exp; *.dlv3) CATIA® V4 model, session and export files n/a No
CATIA V5 (*.CATPart; *.CATProduct) CATIA® V5 part and assembly files n/a No
DGN (*.dgn), including DGN files with user-specified file extensions such as .sed for seed files MicroStation DGN files DGNIMPORT Yes
FBX (*.fbx) Autodesk®FBX files FBXIMPORT No
IGES (*.iges; *.igs) IGES files IGESIMPORT No
JT (*.ij) JT files n/a No
Parasolid (*.x_b) Parasolid binary files n/a No
Parasolid (*.x_t) Parasolid text files n/a No
PDF (*.pdf) Portable Document Format files PDFIMPORT Yes
PTC Creo (*.prt*; *.asm*) PTC Creo® part and assembly files n/a No
PTC Creo Granite (*.g) Granite files generated by Creo n/a No
PTC Creo Neutral (*.neu) Granite neutral files generated by Creo n/a No
Rhino (*.3dm) Rhinoceros® model files n/a No
SolidWorks (*.prt; *.sldprt; *.asm; *.sldasm) SolidWorks® part and assembly files n/a No
Metafile (*.wmf) Microsoft Windows ® Metafiles WMFIN Yes
STEP (*.ste; *.stp; *.step): STEP files n/a No

For the WMF file type, selecting Options on the Tools menu in this dialog box displays the WMF In Options dialog box. You can display this dialog box directly by using WMFOPTS.

List of Options

If FILEDIA = 0, the following prompt is displayed:

Import file name
Species the path and name of the file to import.