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Sets options for creating imported volumes from an ACIS or an IGES file.


Displays the Volume Properties dialog box, which allows you to set properties for the volumes that you are placing. For more information, see Compartment Properties Dialog Box, Ship Zone Properties Dialog Box, or Void Space Properties Dialog Box.

Select the File

Select the .SAT or the .IGS file to import.

Move the Object

Places the volume at the point you select in the model.

This command is not available if you select Use Imported Coordinates option.

Select Volumes for Addition

Allows you to select additional volumes (graphically or from the Workspace Explorer) to add to the current volume definition. First, select a volume in a graphic view or from the Workspace Explorer, and then click Add to add the volume to the list.

Select Volumes for Subtraction

Allows you to select volumes (graphically or from the Workspace Explorer) and then remove the selected volume from the volume definition.

Volume List

Displays the Boolean Operation List Dialog Box, which lists the volumes added to or subtracted from the overall volume. You can add or remove volumes using the buttons on this dialog box.


Places the volumes in the model.


Displays the default name for the volume (as dictated by the active name rule), and allows you to type a different name, if needed. When importing multiple files, the software uses the default names if you do not specify an active name rule.


Specifies the type of volume. Selecting More from the dropdown list opens the Select Volume Dialog Box from which you can select a type.

Space folder

Allows you to assign the new volume to a folder in the space hierarchy. For information about creating space folders, see Create a space folder.

Use Imported Coordinates

Computes the placement point from the .SAT file or the .IGES file with respect to the active coordinate system.