Import JT Files

You can import JT models and insert them in the current drawing.

JT is a 3D data format used for product visualization, collaboration, and CAD data exchange. The IMPORT command supports JT versions versions 7.0, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, and 9.0 - 9.5.

The following data types are translated:

  • Assemblies
  • Parts
  • Surfaces
  • Solids
  • Multi Solids
  • Wire Geometry (2D & 3D)

All geometry is created on layer 0. The original colors for all 2D and 3D wire geometry are preserved. They do not acquire the color from layer 0 (color is not ByLayer).

All geometry is created on layer 0. The original colors for all 2D and 3D wire geometry are preserved. They do not acquire the color from layer 0 (color is not ByLayer).

IMPORT maps all assembly structures to blocks and block references. Each individual part in an input JT file is mapped to a block, which in turn is referenced from model space. Assemblies are formed by nesting "part" blocks. The name of the block is the same as the name of the corresponding part or assembly in the JT file. If a part or assembly name contains unsupported characters, in the corresponding block they are replaced by the underscore (_) character. If a part or assembly name is longer than the maximum block name length, the name is truncated. If this results in identically named blocks, a unique name is assigned to one of the blocks by appending the dollar character ($) to its name, along with a unique number. The original name is preserved in the block description.

The INSUNITS property on the block corresponding to the top level assembly is set to match the source file’s linear units. If the source file’s units cannot be found or is not supported by INSUNITS, the property is set to “No Units”.

Depending on how complex the JT model is, IMPORT could take several minutes to execute. Hence, IMPORT runs as a background process, allowing you to continue working on the drawing. Once the background process starts, IMPORT displays the Import icon on the status bar. If you hover over the Import status bar icon while import is in progress, a tooltip displays the current status.

Once processing is complete, a notification bubble is displayed on the import status bar icon. If you click the link in the notification bubble, the imported content is inserted in the current drawing. If you close the notification bubble before you insert the imported content, you can insert it later by right-clicking the import status bar icon and choosing "Insert" from the menu.

Procedures
To import a JT file
  1. Click Insert tabImport panelImport. At the Command prompt, enter import.
  2. In the Import File dialog box, in the Files of type box, select JT (*.jt).
  3. Find and select the file you want to import, or enter the name of the file at File Name.
  4. Click Open.

    Import is performed as a background process. A notification bubble is displayed when the command is done.

    • Click the file name in the notification bubble. The imported file is inserted in the current drawing.
    Tip If you accidentally close the notification bubble, right-click the import icon on the status bar, and click Insert. The imported file is inserted in the current drawing.
  5. Click OK.
Commands
IMPORT

Imports files of different formats into the current drawing.