Why are parts of my PCF translated file into AutoPIPE missing piping or components?
There are multiple settings that could lead to this issue:
1. CONTINUATION components
2. Pipe size was ignored by translator
In the case below when reviewing the PCF file the some components had the "Continuation" properties as shown here:
Also noted that some pipe sizes were very small.
On PCF Translator Settings dialog the default value is 0.5 inches. Meaning that any pipe OD less that 0.5 inches are not imported.
So to import the complete model change the Ignore OD value to 0.2 inches or even set to 0.00.
Also on the same dialog, to import "Continuation" components, uncheck the "Ignore Continuation Components" option.
As a result of these PCF setting changes the model is brought in with all components and pipe size available in the PCF file.
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