Using OpenBuildings Designer, I would like to annotate an OpenPlant Modeler piping model that is referenced into my building file and display the pipe centerlines as well. Is this possible?
Yes, it is possible to do both, but you will need access to an installation of OpenPlant Modeler. In addition, it is recommended that you publish an i.dgn from OpenPlant Modeler so that its business data is available to OpenBuildings Designer.
The following steps outline the files and changes needed to annotate piping and to display pipe centerlines in a promoted view. If you substitute the OpenBuildings Designer folders with another Power Platform product or even MicroStation, you can use the same steps in that other application to place annotation and to promote pipe centerlines.
Place piping annotation by using Text Favorites or Place Label:
With OpenPlant Modeler CONNECT and OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT already installed:
MS_CELLLIST > [Path, 1, 2, 3 or 4 above]\ECAnnotation.cel For example, using path 3 (Workspaces) above: MS_CELLLIST > C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\ WorkSpaces\Building_Examples\Standards\Cell\ ECAnnotation.cel
MS_DGNLIBLIST > [Path, 1, 2, 3 or 4 above]\ECAnnotation.cel For example, using path 3 (Workspaces) above: MS_DGNLIBLIST > C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\ WorkSpaces\Building_Examples\Standards\Cell\ ECAnnotation.cel
Or when using the Place Label by selecting the PIPELINE_TAG cell from the ECAnnotation.cel library.
Promoting OpenPlant piping centerlines:
Copy OPMCLProjectionHelper.dll and mdlExtension.dll from C:\Program Files\Bentley\OpenPlant CONNECT Edition\OpenPlantModeler\ to C:\Program Files\Bentley\OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition\OpenBuildings Designer\Mdlapps\.
_USTN_FIRSTDGNFILE < OPMCLProjectionHelper MS_VIEWATTRIBUTES_PLUGINASSEMBLIES < OPMCLProjectionHelper