Part and assembly files from other CAD systems can be imported for use in Inventor Fusion. The import operation does not maintain associativity with the original file. Changes to the original file after the import operation do not affect the imported part or assembly. Likewise, changes to the imported part or assembly do not affect the original file.
When assemblies are imported, Inventor Fusion attempts to preserve the assembly and subassembly structure of the original file. However, for SAT files, the subassembly structure is decomposed so that all subassembly parts become components of the top-level assembly.
The import process creates base features in Inventor Fusion representative of the geometry and topology in the source file. You can use Inventor Fusion commands to adjust the base features and add new features to the Inventor Fusion feature tree.