DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER is an AutoCAD DXF file import plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. It gives Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire the ability to import mesh objects from AutoCAD DXF files as solids models in Pro/ENGINEER. Pro/ENGINEER already has the ability to read AutoCAD DXF files. However, when importing DXF files into Pro/ENGINEER 3D mesh objects are ignored. DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER gives Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire the ability to read 3D mesh objects in an AutoCAD DXF file and import them as solid bodies in a Pro/ENGINEER part document. A polygon mesh in a DXF file is comprised of a set of triangular and quad faces. DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle and quad and knits them together to create a solid body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created. DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire environment. Follow the simple instructions in the ReadMe document which can be found in the installation folder. Once loaded, it adds new commands to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and a submenu called "DXFImport" to the Pro/ENGINEER menu. The 'DXFImport' submenu consists of the following commands: * Import - Imports a DXF file * Help - Displays the DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER help file * Register - Registers your copy of DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER * About - Displays the DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER About box