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Old 11-18-2015
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Just to add a few words to this discussion :
- I agree with Ralf : it a DXF and then can be imported direclty with FlexSim as 3D Shape
- From our experience we prefer do not import direclty 3D DXF, because DXF format might give some problems with solid representation (in this specific example the imported 2032980g1.dxf show a bad quality.
- We prefer have 3DS or better (and when available) get a STEP file and then process it with a data simplification program (Polytrans is a good example) In this way keep the solid aspect and get a light weight representation (the 2032980g1.dxf is a 14 MB => 70K polygons, not that good as FlowItem)

This specific example after having been simplified with polytrans and exported to 3DS format we get a 344 kB and 4650 polygons 3DS, without graphics losses respect of the original file (is 6.5 % of the original complexity); this just seaming adjacent edges. Graphic quality is still bad because of the losses of DXF export.

In order to get a good result IMHO :
- Export from Creo to STEP.
- Load it with polytrans and run the Process Polygons commands (that basically join small surface into a single polyhefron) and trhen remove the hidden polygons.
- Export to 3DS and then load it to FlexSim.
This should also give a good graphics output

Attached the original 2032980g1.dxf simplified with Polytrans and then converted to 3DS
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