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SmartPlant Isometrics Help

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart Isometrics
PPMCategory_custom
Help
SPFVersion_custom
7.1 (2018 R1)
Version_IConfig
5.1(2014R1)
Version_ISOGEN
12.1(2014R1)
Version_SPIso
6.1(2014R1)
Version_SPSplgn
8.1(2014R1)

SmartPlant Isometrics supports single and batch import of piping design files either directly through the SmartPlant Isometrics interface or by using the command line. For more information about using the command line, see Import piping design files using the command line.

Single file import

  1. Cick File > Import > File.

    The software opens the Import dialog box.

  2. Browse to the folder location containing the file to import. By default, SmartPlant Isometrics looks in the Inputs folder of the current project for the data files. After you have located and loaded a file, the software remembers this location and uses the same location for subsequent imports.

  3. Select the file to import. SmartPlant Isometrics imports .idf, .pcf, and other file formats.

    Use the Files of Type list to switch between the supported piping file formats.

  4. Click Open.

    The software begins importing the file and displays a status message in the SmartPlant Isometrics window. After import, the software displays the fully defined sketch representation in the Detail window.

  • During import, the software saves the file as a .pod file in the Pipes and SPIImport folders of the current SmartPlant Isometrics project.

  • If the software fails to import the pipeline due to bad data or some other inconsistency within the piping data file, it will display an appropriate error message.

  • Import processing results are also written in the SPIImport.mes file saved to the SPIImport\Messages folder of the current project. This message file reports any irregularities or errors that the software encountered while importing the piping data file and is useful in troubleshooting import failures. To view its contents, open the message file with any standard text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad.

Batch file import

  1. Click File > Import > File.

  2. Browse to the folder location containing the design files to import.

  3. Press the Ctrl key, and select each of the files to import. SmartPlant Isometrics imports .idf, .pcf, and other file formats.

    Use the Files of Type list to switch between the supported piping file formats.

  4. After you have selected all the files to import, click OK.

    Each pipeline is processed in turn and automatically saved as a .pod file in the Pipes and SPIImport folders of the current SmartPlant Isometrics project.

  5. After import processing completes, the software displays a message box. Click Yes to view the log file, or click No to close the message box without viewing the log file.

  • A log file named SPIBatchImport.log is saved to your local Temp folder. To view its contents, open the log file with any standard text editor.

  • If the software fails to import the pipeline due to bad data or some other inconsistency within the piping data file, it will display an appropriate error message.

  • Import processing results are also written in the SPIImport.mes file and saved to the SPIImport\Messages folder of the current SmartPlant Isometrics project. This message file reports any irregularities or errors that the software encountered while importing the piping data file and is useful in troubleshooting import failures. To view its contents, open the message file with any standard text editor.