Open Files

Open a file.

The directory where file open/save dialogs are opened is saved from the previous successful dialog operation. For example, if you select a file in C:\my_files, the next time a file dialog is opened, it will open in C:\my_files. There are a few exceptions:
  • If the dialog is associated to a filename entry box, the directory is taken from the path entered in the entry box, instead of using the saved directory.
  • Certain dialogs take you to a directory in the installation where the selection would commonly be made, instead of using the saved directory.
  • If the directory is not valid, the file dialog opens in the application start-in directory.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • From the Home tools, Files tool group, click the Open Model tool.

      Figure 1.
    • From the menu bar, select File > Open.
    • Press Ctrl + O.
  2. In the Open File dialog, navigate to your working directory and select the file to open.
The current file is cleared from the memory, and the file you selected opens.
  • To open recently used files, select File > Open Recent > <file> from the menu bar.

    Click to pin a file to the list.

  • Quickly open a model file by dragging-and-dropping it from a file browser into the modeling window.