Allows you to retrieve a previously published POD file from SmartPlant Foundation.
In a typical scenario, when you retrieve documents into an authoring tool, you are retrieving the document data that was published by another authoring tool. In this type of retrieval operation, the document data is translated into a format supported by the authoring tool. For example, in Smart Instrumentation, you can retrieve engineering information from a published P&ID into the Smart Instrumentation database.
However, when you use the SmartPlant > Retrieve POD File command in the software, you are only retrieving a view of the POD file that accompanies the POD document data that was originally published by Smart Isometrics or Intergraph Spoolgen. The command provides a list of the published POD documents that are available for retrieval. This list is displayed on the Retrieve POD File Dialog Box, from which you can select the document to retrieve, bringing the information from the SmartPlant Foundation database back into the software so that you can update the data and re-publish the file if needed.