Map support components offset differences - Intergraph Smart 3D - 2019 - Administration

Intergraph Smart 3D PDMS Design and Data Exchange

PPMProductFamily
3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Administration
Version_S3D
12.1(2019)

When you define the .ini option ExportSupportsAs as ATTACHMENT_MAPPING, you can export Smart 3D supports as pipe attachments to PDMS.

In order to reflect the support position in the isometric drawing, the attachment position should be defined on the center of the pipe in PDMS. However, in Smart 3D, you do not have to place the support component directly on the support position. The distance from the support position to the support component position is determined by defining design parameters on the attachment in the PDMS catalog.

  1. Open the [Product Folder]\3DRefData\SharedContent\Data\Translators\S3DPDMSExport\S3DPDMSExportMapping.xls workbook.

  2. In the PipeSupportSPREFMap sheet, map the support component part number to the corresponding attachment SpecRef.

  3. In the PipeSupportAdditionalAttributes sheet, map the design parameters for the attachment SpecRef.

    • X-offset - The offset distance from the support (support assembly or design support) position to the support component position along the X-direction of the support component.

    • Y-offset - The offset distance from the support (support assembly or design support) position to the support component position along the Y-direction of the support component.

    • Z-offset - The offset distance from the support (support assembly or design support) position to the support component position along the Z-direction of the support component.

  4. Save your changes.

Define the offset differences in the PDMS catalog so that the attachment can use these values as design parameters (DESP) to position itself properly from the pipe center position. For example, the following shows a Smart 3D support component with its catalog orientation:

The same component is shown after placing it in the model:

If the support component is exported with the .ini option ExportSupportsAs set to ATTACHMENT_MAPPING, then the support component is exported as an attachment with the DESPs defined as shown below. The DESP value shows that the component is moved 167.7 units down from the pipe center position along the Z-direction of the component:

If none of the components under the support assembly are mapped, or if the design support has no components under it, then the mapping provided at the DEFAULT keyword level is used, and the SpecRef mapped to the DEFAULT keyword is a logical support.