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After importing a PXF file into AutoPIPE, supports are missing, why?
There are 7 supports missing from the AutoPIPE file created by importing an OpenPLANT / AutoPLANT PXF file.
The Import *.MSG report mentions that AutoPIPE CANNOT process support at XYZ location., example:
*** NODE: 730 CANNOT PROCESS SUPPORT AT: X= 62.668 Y= 141.220 Z= 0.000 DESCRIPTION: Support Location PXF REC NUM. (IN PXF/PXG FILE): 26
Note: none of these support locations are on elbows, all support locations are on pipe runs.
Upon further investigation into the PXF file generated by AutoPLANT / OpenPLANT, the following support value was found 2106 = 0. This means that there is no support parent in the model. When importing a PXF file into AutoPIPE, supports parent component id is mandatory. The PXF value should be greater than 0. One would think, oh just manually change it so 2106 = 1, 2, or some other value. However this will not work, because then the coordinates of parent component is not matching the specific support. Changes need to be made back in the AutoPLANT / OpenPLANT model and to recreate a PXF file that does not have 2106 = 0.
Troubleshooting - Import AutoPlant / OpenPLANT PXF file into AutoPIPE
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