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Controls how objects are imported from the CIS/2 import 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 read. You can define new systems in the Systems and Specifications task. Select More to display all systems defined in the workspace or the model. For more information, see Select System Dialog Box.

Coordinate System

Select the coordinate system to which to assign the objects being read. If needed, you can create a new coordinate system in the Grids task.

New

Loads any object in the CIS/2 file that is not in the model. Use the All On or All Off commands to select or clear all check boxes.

Modified

Loads any object that exists in both the CIS/2 file and the model that has changed in the CIS/2 file. Use the All On or All Off commands to select or clear all check boxes.

Members

Select to read into the model the members defined in the CIS/2 file. Members defined with a built-up cross-section are imported as designed members with these limitations:

  • The member must be linear.

  • The material and dimensions are defined by the built-up cross-section defined in the catalog. Any material or dimension values specified in the import file are ignored.

  • The designed member parts must be imported along with the parent member system. Stand-alone designed member parts (such as connection parts and clip angles) are not imported.

Slabs/Plates

Select to read into the model the slabs and plates defined in the CIS/2 file. Slabs are always read into the model using a sketch 3-D path. You can edit the slab path after the import, if needed. No grid lines associated with the slab are imported, and there are no constraints assigned to the slab.

Walls

Select to read into the model the walls defined in the CIS/2 file. All walls are imported as slabs.

Openings

Select to read into the model the openings (holes) defined in the CIS/2 file for slabs, walls, grating, and checker plates.

Size >

Enter the maximum opening size to ignore during import. The software imports only openings larger than the size you specify. For example, enter 25 cm to import openings larger than 25 centimeters. The software ignores openings that are 25 centimeters or smaller. The size specified is the diameter for circular openings and the longest side for a rectangular opening.

Connections

Select to read into the model the gusset plates, clip angles, and other plates and standard sections used to connect members. The detailing software marks these objects as connection parts in the CIS/2 schema during export.

Assemblies

Select to read into the model the assemblies defined in the CIS/2 file.

All On

Click to activate all New and Modified check boxes.

All Off

Click to clear all New and Modified check boxes.

Defaults

Activates a dialog box where you define properties to use when the object being imported does not have a recognized property.

Default Properties Dialog Box

The Default Properties dialog box defines properties to use when the object being imported does not have a recognized property. You activate this dialog box from the main Import Structure dialog box by clicking the Defaults button.

Member Defaults

Type Category

Select the type category to use when a member being imported does not have a recognized type category. You can define a custom member type category on the Structural Member Type sheet in the AllCodeLists.xls workbook.

Type

Select the type to use when a member being imported does not have a recognized type. The properties change depending on the member type that you select. You can define a custom member type on the Structural Member Type sheet in the AllCodeLists.xls workbook.

Section Name

Select the cross-section to use when a member being imported does not have a recognized section. Sections are defined in the reference data. See the Structural Reference Data Overview for more information about reference data.

Material Name

Select the material to use when a member being imported does not have a recognized material.

Material Grade

Select the material grade to use when a member being imported does not have a recognized material grade.

Slab Defaults

Type

Select the slab type to use when a slab being imported does not have a recognized slab type.

Composition

Select the slab composition to use when a slab being imported does not have a recognized slab composition.

Material Name

Select the material to use when a slab being imported does not have a recognized material.

Material Grade

Select the material grade to use when a slab being imported does not have a recognized material grade.

Plate Defaults

Type

By default, all plates are imported as General plate systems. You cannot change this value.

Naming Category

Select a category for the plate system. Categories specify the role of the plate system in the model. The category is also used by the naming rule to name the plate part that is a child to the plate system.

Tightness

Select the level of tightness as it applies to the entire plate system.

Continuity

Select the continuity type for the plate system. Continuity defines how the plate system should react when it intersects another plate or profile system. Select Continuous to indicate that the plate system should penetrate the other system. Select Intercostal to indicate that the plate system should be penetrated by the other system.

Priority

Specify the continuity priority. This priority is used to specify which plate system is penetrated when two plate systems intersect but have the same Continuity value. Plate systems with a lower continuity priority (1, 2, 3, for example) penetrate plate systems with a higher continuity priority (7, 8, 9, for example).

Material

Specifies the object material type, such as Steel - Carbon or Steel - High Strength.

Grade

Specifies the object material grade, such as A36 or A529.

Thickness

Specifies the material thickness for the plate system.

Specification

Select the structural specification for the plate system.

Export file

Define the file name and folder path of the CIMsteel Integration Standard file to read. We recommend using a UNC path (\\server\share\filename.stp) in this box if you are going to batch import the file so that the batch computer can locate the file.

Include mapping file

Select this option to use a mapping file when importing the members from the CIS file. You use a mapping file to:

  • Swap the third-party software name for a section (for example, L3.5X2.5X1/4) with the Smart 3D name for a section (for example, L3-1/2X2-1/2X1/4). You must create the section mapping file using the File > New Mapping File Command before you can use the mapping file in this command. Sample mapping files for the FrameWorks Plus AISC table are delivered with the software in [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps. For more information, see New Mapping File.

  • Swap the third-party material and material grade name with the Smart 3D name. A sample material mapping file for AISC is delivered with the software in [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps.

  • Swap the third-party user-attributes (properties) with the Smart 3D properties names. A sample user attribute mapping file is delivered with the software in [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps.

    You must bulkload (create) properties in the Smart 3D catalog for those third-party attributes that you want to map. For example, the third-party application has an attribute called "Expected Service Life" for members. Because Smart 3D does not have a property called "Expected Service Life", you need to add that property to members using reference data bulkload. See the Reference Data Guide and the Catalog User's Guide for more information on bulkloading.

Mapping file

Specify the mapping file to use if Include mapping file option is selected.

Log file

Specify a log file name. You can view the log file after processing by clicking View Log.

Action

Select whether to import or preview the contents of the CIS/2 file.

  • Select Import to import objects from the CIS/2 into the model. This option checks the unique identification numbers in the CIS/2 file with the identification numbers of the model objects finding matching objects. This option allows you to update model objects that had been imported previously. Plate objects in the CIS/2 file are imported as slabs.

  • Select Import as copy to import objects from the CIS/2 into the model. This option does not compare identification numbers in the CIS/2 file with the identification numbers of model objects. This option allows you to import the CIS/2 objects as new, unique objects to the model. In marine or material handling models, plate objects in the CIS/2 file are imported as plates. In plant models, plates in the CIS/2 file are imported as slabs.

  • Select Preview to identify problems with the CIS/2 file before the actual import is attempted. Objects in the CIS/2 file that have not been imported cannot be previewed.

  • Select Select to add members that are in the model but not in the CIS/2 file into a selection set.

Filter

Specifies how you want to preview the CIS/2 file. This option is only available when Action is set to Preview.

  • Objects in CIS file with unknown sections, material, or type - Select this option to help identify potential problems with the CIS/2 file before you attempt the import. After using this option, you can add unknown sections, materials, and types to the mapping file. This filter is only available when the Preview action is selected.

  • Objects in DB that exist in CIS File - Select this option to identify objects that are in both the model workspace and the CIS/2 file. This filter is only available when the Preview action is selected.

  • Objects in DB that are modified in CIS File - Select this option to identify objects that are in both the model workspace and in the CIS/2 file but have different attributes (such as section size) in the CIS/2 file. This option is useful when "round tripping" between Smart 3D and another software package when you want to see which objects were modified in the other software package. This filter is only available when the Preview action is selected.

  • Objects in WSE that do not exist in CIS File - Select this option to highlight objects in the model workspace that do not have a corresponding object in the CIS/2 file. This option is useful when the CIS/2 file was originally exported from Smart 3D and you are "round tripping" between Smart 3D and another software package. Using this option, you can locate members in the model that might have been deleted in the other software package (and therefore, were not exported to the CIS/2 file.) This option is also useful for verifying that all members in the other software package were exported to the CIS/2 file. This filter is only available when the Preview or Select action is selected.

  • Objects in WSE that are not modified in CIS File - Select this option to identify objects that are in both the model workspace and in the CIS/2 file that have the same attributes (such as section size). This option is useful when "round tripping" between Smart 3D and another software package when you want to see what objects in the Smart 3D model were not modified by the other software package. This filter is only available when the Preview action is selected.

Option

Specifies how you want to import objects from the CIS/2 file. This option is only available when Action is set to Import.

  • Use no default member cross sections - Select this option to import only those objects known to Smart 3D (known either in the software or in the specified mapping file) sections. Objects with unknown sections are not imported into the model but are noted in the log file.

  • Use default member cross sections if needed - Select this option to import all objects in the CIS/2 to the model. Objects with sections not found in the software or in the mapping file will be given the sections defined in the Defaults dialog box. Objects imported with default sections are noted in the log file.

Submit Job

Activates the Schedule [Task] dialog box, which is used to define the batch import of CIS/2 files using SmartPlant Batch Services. For more information on the batch settings, see Schedule [Task] Dialog Box.

View Log

Displays the import log file. You must click Apply when importing in order to view the log at the end of processing or to use the Preview option. If you click OK, the dialog box is closed at the end of processing and you cannot click View Log.

Understanding the Log File

File name : C:\CIMSteel\cis2_out.stp ---- SHOWS HEADER INFORMATION FROM CIS/2 FILE
Mapping file used : C:\CIMSteel\AISC_Master_Physical_Map.XML
Intergraph Smart 3D Structure Version : 09.00.10.0003
CIS/2 Version : Tekla Structures Version : Next Build: 4232 Revision : 26.1.2009
File imported on : Tue Jan 19 16:26:34 2010
Parent System : Import
Coordinate System : Global
Importing with : Use no default sections
Processing Options : ---- SHOWS HOW THE OPTIONS WERE SET ON THE DIALOG BOX
New : On or Off
Members : ON
Slabs and Plates : ON
Walls : ON
Openings : ON
Connections : ON
Assemblies : ON

Modified : On or Off
Members : ON
Slabs and Plates : ON
Walls : ON
Openings : ON
Connections : ON
Assemblies : ON

*********************************Summary********************************

Linear Members................. 333 ---- LISTS SUCCESSFULLY IMPORTED OBJECTS TOTAL
Curved Members................. 0
Slabs.......................... 0
Walls (imported as Slabs)...... 0
Plates......................... 6
Openings....................... 48
Stair Assemblies............... 8
Stair Parts............ 18
Ladder Assemblies.............. 3
Ladder Parts........... 0
Handrail Assemblies............ 76
Handrail Parts......... 249
Assy Connections............... 0
Connection Parts....... 0
Embedment Assemblies........... 0
Embedment Parts........ 0

Total Number of Objects Imported: 741
Total Number of CIS Entities in the import file... 1133
Total Number of Items not found in the catalog......... 360

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CROSS SECTIONS --- LISTS ANY MISSING AND MAPPED CROSS-SECTIONS

Cross Sections Encountered Mapped To

-------------- ----------- ---------

PL9.525*127 65 Not Found

W8x13 109 W8*13

W13*56 9 W8x13 (Default)

MATERIALS --- LISTS ANY MISSING AND MAPPED MATERIALS

Materials Encountered Mapped To

-------------- ----------- ---------

ANTIMATERIAL 30 A36

Import structure completed successfully on: Tue Jan 19 16:29:40 2010.

*************************DETAILED SUMMARY**********************

Plates Using Default material

2331884
2331863
2331842
1873861
1873822

Linear Members with Missing Cross Sections

2354361
2354229
2013930
2013876

Handrail Parts with Missing Cross Sections

2154615
1995739
1995257
1994775
1994293

Stair Parts with Missing Cross Sections

1908086
1908063
1908040

Zero Length Ladder Parts

2265509
2264060
1880386

Ladder parts with Missing Cross Sections:

1880370
1880231
1880223
1880213

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