Imports PDS data from an .xml file, using mapping defined in a Microsoft Excel workbook (.xls file). The software validates the input .xml file against the defined PDS schema. Smart 3D validates the .xml file based on the PDS .xml data and the discipline PDS schema (Equipment, Piping, HVAC, or Electrical for example) to verify that the file is valid for import.
Use the PDS Model Data Exporter to create the input .xml file for importing. For more information, see PDS Model Data Exporter.
Define your workspace before importing.
Import PDS data using File > Import > PDS Import.