This Client Server article is republished in its entirety from 2008 for reference purposes.
By Shawn Denton, Bentley Plant Support 31 March 2008 Modified: 15 July 2008
Product: AutoPLANT 2004 Edition (does not apply to AutoPLANT XM or V8i)
AutoPLANT 3D is very data-centric, and a drawing file can sometimes get out of sync with its database. The cause can be database failure/crashes, poor document management, and/or file system failures (requiring files to be recovered from whatever form of backup is used). When the file and the database get out of sync, many difficult-to-diagnose issues can arise.
However, there are commands that can be used to repair damaged data in many instances.
As you see, there is no component data. This can cause many issues going forward.
The first thing to do is recreate the components in the project database, to take all the components from the file and create then in the Piping table.
At this point you might say, "Great! But aren't my components associated with the wrong project objects?"
You'd be right.
Unfortunately, since AutoPLANT didn't know what Areas, Services, and so on to use, it defaulted to U100, S100, and A100. To correct this, you have to move them to their right associations using the Update Component command in the Piping menu. Using the advanced selection dialog, it isn't very difficult.
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