The Direct Editing toolset is a powerhouse for editing imported files. It's comprised of four different tools that have been designed specifically to make the modification of geometry as easy as selecting something and then dragging the mouse. When working with files you download from the Internet or get from suppliers, you rarely have the luxury of obtaining the full feature history. Modifications of these files is time consuming and often a reverse engineering challenge as you work to recreate the features in different sizes or locations. Also time consuming is the act of defeaturing a CAD model for FEA, or removing the important elements of your CAD model before sending it out to protect your IP. The Direct Editing tools help with each of these problems.