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Using a building component ADSK file, you can:
- View the component's bounding box at a coarse detail level. Connectors will still display in their correct locations in the coarse scale view.
- View the component’s detailed appearance at fine and medium detail levels.
- Change the component's graphic display by changing the detail level in the project. You can also modify the component’s visibility settings in the Family Editor to coarse, medium, or fine.
- View the component in a 3D, plan, elevation, or section view.
- Create new family types from the original component by adding new parameters or changing existing ones using the Family Editor.
- View or change the component's identity data.
- Use the component's reference planes or some of its geometry for dimensioning.
- Tag and schedule the component's parameters.
- Render the component.
Restrictions to using a building component ADSK file include the following:
- The geometry of the component cannot be changed in Vasari. Changes to geometry can only be made in the application in which the building component was originally designed.
- Although the materials assigned in the mechanical application are not imported into Vasari, you can assign a material in Vasari that applies to the whole component.
- Currently, the workflow is only one-way from Inventor to Vasari. Inventor cannot open ADSK files.