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Prior to following this procedure, you must have generated drawings already for at least one of the items in the Console hierarchy. The Save As Command is not available if drawings have not been generated.

  1. Select a folder, component, or document. You can select multiple documents by holding CTRL or SHIFT and clicking each item.

  2. Right-click your selection, then select the Save As Command on the shortcut menu. The Save As Dialog opens.

  3. Specify the Output Folder Rule to be used. You can save the item as it displays in the hierarchy, with its parent folder appended or with the entire model hierarchy appended.

  4. Specify the File Already Exists Action to be used. This determines how you save the file if it has the same name of an existing file. Select Overwrite to replace the existing file, or select Save As filename (n) to save the file separately.

  5. Specify the Output Folder location. Click Browse to display a box to locate the appropriate folder location.

  6. Check the boxes for the Component Types you want to save. You can select multiple component types. See Save As Dialog.

  7. In the Target File Type lists, specify the file types you want to save. You can specify a file type for each component type selected. For example, you could use the Iso_Stress style to create a Piping Component File (PCF) file, then when you perform a Save As on the document, check the Isometric Drawings component type and specify the Target File Type as PCF File.

    • For Isogen isometric drawings, the name of the drawing document becomes the prefix for all of the files. For example, if the drawing document name is My_Pipeline, the saved file names become: My_Pipeline.sha, My_Pipeline.pcf, and so on.

    • For Isogen isometric drawings, a file is created for each sheet in the drawing with [drawing name]_[sheet name] as the filename. For example, if the drawing My_Pipeline contains Sheet1 and Sheet2, two files will be saved with the names My_Pipeline_Sheet1 and My_Pipeline_Sheet2.

    • If you configured a StartProgram, then the extracted PCF file will be stored with the relation <Filename>-extracted-pcf. For example, if the final PCF file name is My_Pipeline, then the extracted PCF is saved as My_Pipeline-extracted-pcf in the same location along with the My_Pipeline file.

      You must configure a StartProgram to store the extracted PCF. Otherwise, the software considers the final PCF as the extracted PCF.

    • The SmartPlant Foundation (*.xml) target file type allows you to save drawing data and metadata to generate .xml files in either integrated and non-integrated environments that can be easily updated. For integration, you can use Intergraph Smart® Interop Publisher to translate the generated .xml data file to a Smart Drawing available in SmartPlant Foundation. This option is available for Isometric Drawings, Composed Drawings, and Volume Drawings component types. See Save as SmartPlant Foundation (*.xml).

  8. Click OK to save the files as specified.

  • The saved drawings retain the same names they had in this task.

  • You can also extract all the sheets of a document to foreign formats such as MicroStation DGN, AutoCAD DWG and DXF files. A file is created for each sheet in the drawing with [drawing name]_[sheet name] as the filename. For example, if the drawing Volume_Drawing contains Sheet1 and Sheet2, two files are saved with the names Volume_Drawing_Sheet1 and Volume_Drawing_Sheet2.