Use Dynamics 365 Import Tool (Preview)

Import Tool flow

Use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Import Tool (Preview) to prepare your 3D models to use in Dynamics 365 mixed-reality applications.

Two options for preparing 3D models

The Import Tool provides two options for preparing your 3D models:

Import Tool options

If you choose the Import using this PC option, you’ll need to prepare your models yourself using the instructions in these topics:

If you choose the Send model to Microsoft option, Microsoft converts and optimizes your model for you and will provide a download link when the model is ready.

Import using this PC option

  1. On your PC, open the Import Tool.

  2. Select Models > PC, and then select Add models.

  3. Go to the folder where your models are saved, and then select the models you want to import (up to 25 at a time).

  4. Select Open.

  5. Select Import using this PC.

    Import using this PC option

  6. Select Apply.

    Note

    The Import using this PC option isn’t available if any of your source models are not in GLB file format.

Send model to Microsoft option

  1. On your PC, open the Import Tool.

  2. Select Models > PC, and then select Add models.

  3. Go to the folder where your models are saved, and then select the model you want to import.

  4. Select Open.  

  5. Select Send model to Microsoft.

    Send model to Microsoft option

  6. Under Enter your email address, enter the email address where Microsoft can contact you when the model is ready.

  7. Under Where will you use this model?, choose the target device. You can only choose one type of target device at this time.

  8. Under How many models will your scene have?, select the appropriate option for your scene complexity.

  9. Select Apply to send the model to Microsoft.

    Microsoft will send you the following email notification to confirm that the model has been sent:

    Confirmation email

    Microsoft will update you on the progress of the manual optimization through email and will let you know when the model is ready to download.

What happens to my model when I send it to Microsoft?

When you send your model to Microsoft, it’s uploaded to a secure location. Microsoft prepares the model using a combination of automated and manual steps. Microsoft provides a download link when the model is ready. After you download it, your model is deleted from the secure storage area.

Model preparation

Download a model after it's been converted and optimized by Microsoft

  1. Open the Import Tool.

  2. Right-click the model that was submitted for manual processing, and then select Download from Microsoft.

    Download model

Locate your converted assets

Files created with the Import Tool are stored locally. To find the files on your local drive:

  1. Open the Import Tool.

  2. Right-click a model, and then select Open file location.

    Locate model

Provide feedback on the quality of processed 3D models

You can provide feedback on the quality of processed 3D models if you're not satisfied.

  1. Select the Models or All tab, and then select the model you want to provide feedback on.

  2. At the bottom of the Properties tab, under How does the model look?, select Looks good or Looks broken to record your feedback.

    Provide feedback

    Note

    You can't update feedback after you submit it.

See also

Overview of Dynamics 365 Import Tool (Preview)
Convert 3D models
Optimize 3D models
Best practices for converting and optimizing models