Option Switch 71: Plotfile Format - Isogen - Reference

Isogen Option Switches Reference

PPMProduct
Isogen
PPMCategory_custom
Reference
Version_ISOGEN
13.0(2016)

Controls the plotfile output format. The smart format of graphics relates to a plotfile that has vectors associated with a pipeline component grouped together to form a single object in the drawing file, or has some non-graphical attributes associated with the symbol (tags/attributes). This switch also controls the file format of any nominated backing frame and detail sketch files, and the generation of any I01 type file name extension.

Switch Settings

The following settings are available for Option Switch 71:

SWITCH POSITION 1, 2 & 3 - Plotfile Output Format

0

Use the default Isogen plotfile format (ISO).

3

Use the Postscript (PSC) format. Backing frame is unavailable.

4

Use the AutoCAD V12 DXF format. Backing frame is optional.

8

Use the MicroStation DGN V7 (and earlier) format. Backing frame is mandatory.

11

Use the Alias internal Smart format (POD). Backing frame is optional.

16

Use the AutoCAD DXF Smart format. Backing frame is optional. The AutoCAD DXF Plotfile version will be the same as the DXF backing frame.

17

Use the AutoCAD DWG Smart format. Backing frame is mandatory. The AutoCAD DWG Plotfile version will be the same as the DWG Backing Frame.

18

Use the MicroStation DGN V7 (and earlier) Smart format. Backing frame is mandatory.

19

Use the SmartSketch IGR Smart format. Backing frame is mandatory.

20

Use the SmartPlant Shape2D SHA Smart format. Backing frame is mandatory.

21

Use the MicroStation DGN V8 (and later) Smart format. Backing frame is mandatory.

SWITCH POSITION 4, 5 & 6 - Backing Frame and Detail Sketch File Format

Format must match that specified for the plotfile output as set in Positions 1, 2, and 3 and must be of the same CAD system version as the requested plotfile output format.

4

Use the AutoCAD V12 DXF format.

8

Use the MicroStation DGN V7 (and earlier) format.

11

Use the Alias internal Smart format (POD).

16

Use the AutoCAD DXF format. The generated plotfile will be the same AutoCAD DXF version as this backing frame.

17

Use the AutoCAD DWG format. Backing frame is mandatory. The generated plotfile will be the same AutoCAD DWG version as the backing frame.

18

Use the MicroStation DGN V7 (and earlier) format.

19

Use the SmartSketch IGR Smart format.

20

Use the SmartPlant Shape2D SHA format.

21

Use the Smart MicroStation DGN V8 (and later) format.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Generation of I01 Type File Name Extension

0

Generate normal file names or extensions.

1

Generate I01 type file name extensions on all plotfiles that do not use a user-defined plotfile prefix.

2

Output the plotfile format extension appended to the I01 type filename extension on all plotfiles generated that do not use a user-defined plotfile prefix.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specifications

Version

Date

Introduced

1.0.0

APR 1983

6.0.0 Release Notes

6.0.0

MAR 1991

Dev. No. 62 - Detail Sketches Facility

7.0.0

OCT 1994

7.14.4 Release Notes

7.14.4

JUL 1998

8.10.0 Release Notes

8.10.0

MAY 2002

Related Option Switches

Option Switch 92: DXF File Units
Option Switch 138: Plotfile (DGN Link and Plotfile--ASCII Text)

Option Switch Detail Sketch

N/A