Isn't my piping code, material, and components supported in the translator?
When importing any PCF file with the translator, the translator use the mapping from the designated MAP file, see screen shot below:
Open this file in any text editor software ( i.e. Notepad, Ultra Edit, etc..) to understand more about the mapping settings (file location: C:\Bentley\AutoPIPE Translators\PCF Translator) or select a different MAP file when importing your model.
1. more information is available about import settings in the following file (SmartPlantToAutoPIPETranslator_UserReference.pdf); located in the program folder
2. Since the translator is a separate application, be sure the selected Piping Code, Material Library, and Component Library are available in your version of AutoPIPE. If not, the ntl file may not open correctly in AutoPIPE.
Following is an example of material mapping.
PCF Translator read the material information from ATTRIBUTE3 or ITEM-DESCTRIPTION. Therefore update the original model in the application that exported the PCF file to write the correct information to Attribute3 as shown below:
Open the PCFIN.MAP file (note, file path is located int he PCF translator MAP file setting) in any text editor (ex. Notepad ++, Ultra Edit, etc..)
The first table in the file is a List of PCF components and mappings. Make modifications as needed to this table.
Example: Map a PCF INST component to AutoPIPE VALVE component.
a. On line 44 of the current PCFin.map file (image above), note that an PCF INST component is currently mapped to an AutoPIPE INSTRUMENT component or rigid pipe, shown below:
b. Remap to AutoPIPE VALVE component. In 2nd column change INSTRUMENT to VALVE (note: must be all caps).
c. Save file and close.
d. Restart PCF translator and process a PCF file to see the affect
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