How to export a model from AutoPLANT / OpenPLANT into AutoPIPE?
Launch AutoPLANT 3D piping and from the Import/Export menu select Plant Exchange (PXF) which is file exchange format used by AutoPLANT and AutoPIPE. This process will generate a PXF file which can be sent to the Stress Engineer to open in AutoPIPE.
3 options are available for selecting the CAD model for export to a PXF file, i.e
See video below on how to find instruction in OpenPLANT to export a PXF file for AutoPIPE:
Open AutoPIPE and Select File> Import> OpenPLANT Modeler (*.pxf)
See Video below for detailed steps to import a PXF file into AutoPIPE:
Open Autopipe and select File> open autoplant (*.pxf ) from the menu
The following screen will appear: Enter project details , select the piping code, unit, etc then click ok will display an Import Autoplant screen shown below.
Under the import Autoplant screen below options include using Autopipe naming convention A01, A02 etc , add rigid anchor at all free ends in the model etc click on the help button on this dialog for additional help.