Open Files

Open a file.

The directory where file open/save 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.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • From the Home tools, Files tool group, click the Open Model tool.

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    • From the menu bar, select File > Open > <file type>.
    • Press Ctrl + O.
  2. In the Open File dialog, navigate to your working directory and select the file to open.
  3. If needed, define any options in the Open Options dialog then click Open.
The current file is cleared from the memory, and the file you selected opens.
  • To open recently used files, select File > Open Recent > <file> from the menu bar.

    Click to pin a file to the list.

  • Quickly open an .hm file by dragging-and-dropping it from a file browser into the modeling window.