You can set up a project around the existing source code created externally, in other words, in another IDE or in a dedicated editor. PyCharm analyzes the code base, adds the .idea directory with settings, and marks the project with the special icon .
- On the main menu, choose .
- In the dialog that opens, select the directory that contains the desired source code. Note that applications created externally are marked with the regular directory icon .
- Click OK.
- Specify whether you want the new project to be opened in a separate window or close the current project and reuse the existing one. Refer to the section Opening Multiple Projects for details.