Publishing large 3D models to SmartPlant Foundation has reached memory and file transfer limitations. To make publishing 3D models more efficient, you can publish models in distinct object sets that accommodate your memory resources. Distinct object sets mean that an object in the 3D model must appear in only one published model. You publish these object sets using a workflow called AutoLoadPublishWithMerge. This workflow has MergePublishedFile process step configured. This workflow creates the published 3D document, loads the 3D data in SmartPlant Foundation, then merges these object sets into a new composite document that represents the entire 3D model. The name of the composite document is same as the name of the workflow to which the Published 3D model is submitted. If you have existing published 3D models in SmartPlant Foundation and want to merge these into one representative model document, you can create a 3D composite document manually, and then relate the published models to the document.
Create filters for segregating and selecting data that will be in the published model documents. For example, you can create filters for equipment, piping, structural, and HVAC.
In the Drawings and Reports task, create your separate model documents.
Publish each model document separately.
The software publishes a new version of the 3D document, for example, a model document called Equipment-1-001, to SmartPlant Foundation. This document is related to AutoLoadPublishWithMerge, a zvf file, and a mapping file.
On the Publish tab on the Publish Dialog, select the AutoLoadPublishWithMerge from the Workflow list.