bocad Import Dialog Box - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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12.1(2019)

Controls how objects are imported from the bocad .bti file. Be sure to check the Compatibility Matrix before you import data. Open https://smartsupport.intergraph.com, select View Downloads at the top, and then select Product Compatibility under Useful Links on the right.

System

Select the system to which to assign the objects being imported. You can define new systems in the Systems and Specifications task. Select More to display all systems defined in the workspace or the model.

Coordinate System

Select the coordinate system to use for the imported objects. All objects are placed relative to this coordinate system.

Members

Select to import members in the import file. Clear this option to not import members in the import file.

Plates

Select to import plates in the import file. Clear this option to not import plates in the import file.

Openings

Select to import opening in members and plates. Clear this option to not import openings.

Import File

Define the file name and folder path of the bocad .bti file to read and import.

Mapping file

Specify the mapping file to use. A sample mapping BOCAD_Master_Physical_Map.xml file is delivered with Smart 3D in the [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps folder.

Log file

Specify a log file name.

Action

Select whether to import or preview the contents of the bocad file.

  • Select Import to import objects from the bocad into the model. This option checks the unique identification numbers in the bocad file with the identification numbers of the model objects finding matching objects. Matching objects from the bocad file are skipped during import because they already exist in the model. Only new members in the bocad file are imported into the model.

  • Select Import as copy to import objects from the bocad into the model. This option does not compare identification numbers in the bocad file with the identification numbers of model objects. This option allows you to import the bocad objects as new, unique objects to the model.

  • Select Import and replace to import objects from the bocad into the model. This option checks the unique identification numbers in the bocad file with the identification numbers of the model objects finding matching objects. This option deletes the existing, matching model object and places a new model object from the bocad file. Because of this delete and replace, other objects connected to the deleted and replaced object must be reconnected using Member Autoconnect.

  • Select Preview to identify problems with the bocad file before the actual import is attempted. Objects in the bocad file that have not been imported cannot be previewed. All cross-sections, materials, and plate stocks found in the import file are written to the log file.

View Log

Opens the log file.