Import by drag and drop

  1. Drag a file onto the desired folder in the Navigator to add it to your workspace.
  2. Drag it into the 3D Viewport to add it to the current scene. In this step, defaults are applied that are suitable for most cases.

File TypeDrag and drop import behavior


import as static model


Import as shapes and/org graph segments

FBX (Autodesk)

import as shape or static model

FGDB (Esri File Geodatabase)

import all supported layer types, as shapes, point shapes or graph networks

glTF (Khronos Group)

import as shape or static model

KMZ / KML (Keyhole Markup Language)

import all referenced dae objects as static models

OBJ (Wavefront)

import as shape or static model

OSM (Open Street Map)

import all layers, as shapes and/or graph segments

SHP (Esri Shapefile)

import as shapes, point shapes multipatch shapes or graph networks

Drag and drop import of image data

Dragging an image file from the Navigator into a 3D Viewport brings up the Terrain dialog.

Placement of data after drag and drop import

  • Georeferenced data such as kml, gdb and shp is placed at its georeferenced location.
  • Data with no georeferenced information is placed at the drop spot, taking the data's center as pivot.

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