Translator.ini File Options - Intergraph Smart 3D - Administration

Intergraph Smart 3D Project Management

PPMProductFamily
3D Design and Visualization
PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory
Administration
Version_S3D
10.1(2014R1)

The Translator.ini file provides Smart 3D the measurement units to use when translating files. Translator.ini is divided into the supported graphics file types. Each type section defines separate working units. If you do not modify the units setting in this file, the default output is in meters. After making the necessary changes in the Translator.ini file, save it and republish the project file to observe the log setting changes.

Translator.ini is located in [Product Folder]\Core\Runtime\SPFSPRB folder.

The main options provided in the Translator.ini file are described below.

For help in translating AutoCAD files, see Suggested Conversion Factors for AutoCAD for recommendations.

Master Units

Possible values for the Master Units field:

Metric Values

Units Denoted

59 =

meters

61 =

millimeters

62 =

centimeters

63 =

kilometers

Imperial Values

Units Denoted

64 =

inches

65 =

feet

66 =

yards

67 =

miles

Sub Units

Possible values for the Sub Units field are the same as those for the Master Units. The Sub Units should be defined the same as the Master Units unless the Positional Units Per Master Unit are greater than the conversion factor between the defined Master Unit and the defined Sub Unit. For example, if the Master Units are in meters, then the Sub Units should also be in meters. If the number of Positional Units Per Master Unit is 100, then the Sub Units should be defined as centimeters. If the number of positional units per master unit is 1000, then the Sub Units should be defined as millimeters.

For most situations, the Sub Units can be set equal to the Master Units to simplify the equation.

Sub Units Per Master Units

Defines the actual conversion factor between the defined Sub Units and Master Units. For example, if the Master Unit is defined as meters and the Sub Unit is defined as centimeters, then this field MUST be defined as 100. If the Master Units and Sub Units are set to the same unit type, then the Sub Units Per Master Units must be set to 1.

  • To simplify, the Sub Units can be set equal to the Master Units, and Sub Units Per Master Units set to 1.

  • The Sub Units Per Master Units field can only have whole integer values (no decimals) of 1 or larger.

Positional Units Per Sub Unit

Defines the number of positional units in the model dataset that equals a single Sub Unit. A positional unit is the smallest whole number (unit of resolution) used to represent model coordinates in the dataset. Modify this value to scale your data as required.

Increase this value to scale your model data to be smaller in terms of the defined Master Units. Decrease this value to scale your model data to be larger in terms of the Master Units. This field can only have whole integer values (no decimals) of 1 or larger.

Display Proxy

In AutoCAD, to cancel the proxy translation, add the option below to the AutoCAD section:

Display Proxy Entities = 0

AutoCAD applications that create proxy objects must be able to export their graphics into a standard AutoCAD file, or into another format that can be read by SmartPlant Review Publisher. Otherwise, the converters cannot read the graphics for display in SmartPlant Review. An example of this is if graphic entities are generated using object enablers. If you have AutoCAD formats that cannot be converted, please contact the application provider for a solution to export the graphics into a readable format.

Client

Use the setting in this section to support multiple clients. Set the Client Code as SP3D or SPRPub (SmartPlant Review Publisher).

Global Options

Enable Logging

If this option is set to 1, the software generates the log file in the Temp folder with the name ReaderLogFile.txt. If the option is set to zero (0), then no log file is generated.

LogSetting

If this option is set to 1, the software generates a detailed log with the detailed information of all the graphic objects in the file, such as handle information, color, and layer. If the option is set to 0, the software only generates a summary of all the graphic objects, such as the number of graphic objects that passed or failed.