The Import tab allows you to input external CAD line and surface data or finite element models. You can also import/merge HyperForm model files (.hf) into the current model session.
The Custom option allows you to import models using your own custom-built import translator. The Custom option can also be used to import models using a translator provided with the HyperMesh installation but which is not directly accessible via the default Import menu. To access the Custom option, set the File type: field in the Import tab to Custom.
The Export tab allows you to write information from a HyperForm database to many finite element formats. Geometry data can be written in IGES format.
HyperForm uses templates to create the analysis input decks for finite element solvers. You can modify the existing templates to support a desired feature or create a new template to support another analysis code. The HyperForm templates can be used to create model summaries and perform some analysis calculations. You can also use the templates to perform complex editing or data manipulation tasks.