Importing a part from an Abaqus input file

You can import parts defined in an Abaqus input file in the form of orphan mesh parts. Select FileImportPart from the main menu bar to import parts defined in an Abaqus input file.

If the input file contains multiple parts, Abaqus/CAE imports each part as a separate orphan mesh part. Only the orphan mesh part information is imported; properties that are assigned to the parts, such as sections and materials, are not imported.

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Using file selection dialog boxes
Using the File menu
  1. From the main menu bar, select FileImportPart.

    The Import Part dialog box appears.

  2. From the File Filter menu at the bottom of the Import Part dialog box, select Abaqus Input File (*.inp).

    Abaqus/CAE lists all the files in the selected directory with an .inp file extension.

  3. Select the input file containing the parts to import, and click OK.

    Abaqus/CAE enters the Part module and imports the parts. The parts appear in the Model Tree and in the model's list of parts in the context bar.