9. Referencing Graphics as Reference 3D Data - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

Intergraph Smart 3D
2019 (10.0)

You can open the ZVF file published in Smart 3D, and use the Reference 3D Model feature in Project Management to superimpose the example ISO drawings of the load cones on top of the pipelines and supports.

  • Before you begin this process, make sure the Generic Schema (GenericSchema.xls) and Generic Mapping (GenericToR3DMapping.xls) files exist in the plant symbol share folder at [Product Folder]\3DRefData\SharedContent\Data\Reference3DComponents, or in the folder where the ZVF and DRV files are located. Placing the mapping files in the same folder as the ZVF and DRV files allows you to attach multiple Generic R3D models, each with their own schema.

  • If you have load case numbers greater than 20, you must use the GenerateMappingTool utility located in [Product Folder]\Core\Tools\Administrator\Bin folder to generate the mapping and schema files. The current mapping and schema files that are provided support load cases numbered 1-20. Follow the steps to use the GenerateMappingTool utility at the end of this section.

  1. Open Smart 3D Project Management for the site containing the model.

  2. Right-click on the Plant node, and select New Reference 3D Model.

  3. In the New Reference 3D Model dialog box, fill in the following information:

    • Model Name

    • Model Type - Select Generic for this example workflow.

    • Interference Detection - Select No.

    • File Path - Select the path to the folder containing the published ZVF and DRV files.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In Smart 3D, click File > Define Workspace.

  6. Select the model in which you want to work.

  7. Select the filter you used in creating the load cone ISO drawings.

  8. Click the Reference 3D tab on the Filter Properties dialog box, and then select the Reference 3D model you created in steps 2-3 above.

  9. Click OK to change the filter properties.

  10. Click OK to define the workspace.

    The software displays the load cones with the supports.

For Load Case Numbers Greater than 20

Follow the steps below to use the GenerateMappingTool utility to generate mapping and schema files to support load numbers greater than 20. With these newly-generated files, you can then add the ZVF file as Reference 3D data.

  1. Go to [Product Folder]\Core\Tools\Administrator\Bin and start the GenerateMappingTool.exe to open the GenerateMappingTool dialog box.

  2. Use Type for the Class Identifying Label.

  3. Specify or click Browse to browse for the input folder that contains the DRV files.

    We recommend that you make sure the DRV files are in a folder that does not contain other DRV files.

  4. Specify or click Browse to browse for the output folder, where the utility generates and saves the mapping and schema files.

  5. Click Generate.

    The status bar of the tool shows the state of the generating process.

  6. After the utility generates the files, click Open Map to display the mapping file.

  7. Edit the mapping file to provide additional information for mapping such as target class, source interface, target interface, and target property.

  8. Click Open Schema to display and review the schema file.

  9. Now you are ready to use the Reference 3D feature in Project Management as described in steps 1-10 in the above workflow.