PyCharm 2016.3 Help

Importing Project from Existing Source Code

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 /help/img/idea/2016.3/project_icon.png .

Creating projects from existing source code

To create a new project from existing source code

  1. On the main menu, choose File | Open.
  2. 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 /help/img/idea/2016.3/folder.png.
  3. Click OK.
  4. 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.

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Last modified: 23 December 2016