3D Model Data - Intergraph Smart 3D - Administration

Intergraph Smart 3D Integration

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

You can create a 3D Model Data component and base it on a specific filter. The filter defines the contents of the component documents when they are created. You can use the 3D Model Data component to output SmartPlant Review files or CAD (SAT) files.

Output as Neutral CAD (SAT) Graphics File

You can setup the 3D Model Data component to output your model objects to a neutral CAD (.sat) file format. Right-click the 3D Model Data component, and select Setup to set the filter and output file path.

Output as SmartPlant Review File

You can setup the 3D Model Data component to output your model objects as SmartPlant Review files depending on how you set up the 3D Model Data component. The software creates .vue and .xml files by default. If you select the Generate streaming vue output (.zvf file) option on the Setup dialog box, the software creates all three SmartPlant Review files: .zvf, .vue, and .xml.

You can set the output on the 3D Model Data component to save the SmartPlant Review (SPR) file to disk only, database only or both.

  • Select Disk only (do not save to database) to save the generated graphics and data files to the specified path. You can then update and publish the 3D Model Data files to SmartPlant Foundation in an integrated environment. This option helps prevent data congestion by allowing you to save and publish your files locally.

  • Clear Disk only (do not save to database) and do not specify output paths to save the data only to the database.

  • Clear Disk only (do not save to database) and specify the output paths to save the data to the database, and as files to the specified paths.

The basic workflow for creating a 3D Model Data component is as follows:

  • Create a 3D Model Data component, and set it up with a filter and output file information.

  • Create the 3D Model Data document (one document per 3D Model Data component).

    SmartPlant Review shows the objects from the .vue file using global coordinates. If you plan to save the 3D Model Data component documents to a .vue file using the Save as SmartPlant Review File command, right-click the component and select Properties to check the Style tab Coordinate System property setting. You want to make sure the Plant Monument Coordinate Offset is passed correctly to SPR when creating the .vue file. The offset value allows you to see the original coordinates relative to the new SPR coordinate system.

  • Revise the documents if publishing to SmartPlant Foundation.

  • Set properties Surface Styles and Aspects properties as needed on the 3D Model Data documents.

  • Update the documents using Update Now or Batch > Update on the 3D Model Data component shortcut menu.

  • If SmartPlant Foundation requires a password, you are prompted to type it when updating 3D Model Data documents.

  • Save the documents to a predefined location for viewing in SmartPlant Review or publish the documents to the registered SmartPlant Foundation plant.

Recommendations for Exporting to SmartPlant Review

  • The number of objects generated by a 3D Model Data component and exported successfully to a SmartPlant Review file depends largely on the type of objects and your hardware resources. We recommend that you limit each 3D Model Data component filter.

  • Monitor the error logs regularly for resource issues, even if the specified filter worked initially. You can add more objects to the model meeting the filter criteria.

  • SmartPlant Review (SPR) version 6.1.0.15 (or higher) allows you to open multiple .vue files simultaneously. Refer to your SmartPlant Review documentation for more information. When you open .vue and .xml files in SPR for the first time, SPR builds a database containing the tag information for the files. This process can take a significant amount of time.

  • SmartPlant Review (SPR) version 6.2.0.29 (or higher) supports turning SmartPlant aspects on and off. All aspects are turned on by default in SPR. The SPRSchema.txt file can be customized to add any customized aspects.

The 3D View Control used for viewing the published graphics in SmartPlant Markup Plus does not currently support turning aspects on and off.

Project Supervisor Setup

Your project supervisor should set up appropriate filters that define the objects to include in the component documents when they are created.

You must install the SmartPlant Schema Component and the SmartPlant Client to use this component.