Geometry imports (standard formats)


This section deals with the import of geometry starting from geometry files.

The import of a CAD geometry in a FE (finite elements) project is an operation consisting of turning the data from the CAD type (in a specified format) into data of the FE type.

Note: The import selection ,“advanced mode,” integrates a certain number of repairs before the conversion of data (see § Import of geometry called "advanced mode" (format SAT, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, INVENTOR, PRO ENGINEER, STEP(advanced mode) and IGES (advanced mode)).


The following formats enable geometry import:

File format Extension Type of format
IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) *.IGES, *.IGS standard
STEP (Standard for Exchange of Product) *.STEP, *.STP
DXF (Draw eXchange File) *.DXF
STL (STereo Lithography) *.STL
FBD (Flux 2D géométrie) *.FBD proprietary