In order to work with data in Smart Construction, you must retrieve and load the data into your site and project.
You can retrieve published data and documents, such as 3D models and 2D drawings that were published from authoring tools to the SmartPlant Foundation data warehouse configured with your Smart Construction server and project. For more information about retrieving published data, see Retrieving published data in Smart Construction.
You can also retrieve non-published data from a register. The register can be configured using a delivered register template For more information, see Load non-published data into Smart Construction.
After data is loaded into Smart Construction, you can use the data to plan your construction project.
If you retrieve a 3D document, the file is available for retrieve on the Models tab of the Retrieve data dialog box. The viewable ZVF file can be opened in the Smart Construction 3D Model View.
If you retrieve a 2D document, the file is available for retrieve on the Drawings tab of the Retrieve data dialog box. The file can be opened in the Smart Construction 2D Drawings View. The viewable file of a 2D document is defined in the SPCViewableFile property in Server Manager.
If you retrieve a component register or if the published file does not have a file extension defined in the SPCViewableFile property in Server Manager, the file is retrieved as a component register. It displays on the Retrieve data dialog box when you search for component registers. The file can be opened in the Smart Construction Component Registers window.