When importing equipment from an OpenPlant i-Model, it is not ideal to insert electrical junction boxes for mechanical equipment at the same insertion point because this could result in clashes. As of Bentley Raceway and Cable Management CONNECT Update 5 you now have the ability to specify the electrical device insertion point for your OpenPlant Modeler equipment as a new property in OpenPlant i-Model schema to avoid such clashes. This article describes how to make use of this new property for OpenPlant Modeler equipment. .
1. In OpenPlant Modeler , define the offset value in the Electrical Device Offset property field and place mechanical equipment. Publish the i-Model for the corresponding design file. Note- The Electrical Device Offset property is added in the default schema in OpenPlant Modeler Update 8 . For older versions or if using customized schema, the property needs to be added manually in the schema.
2. In the BRCM.cfg file for the WorkSet , a configuration variable BRCM_OPM_CABLE CONNECTION is defined having a property name of ELECTRICAL_DEVICE_OFFSET. The property value is defined for the mechanical equipment in OpenPlant Modeler and specifies the X.Y,Z offset from the insertion point .Note- The property name is user definable and can be configured in the Bentley Raceway and Cable Management through the configuration variable.3. Launch the Bentley Raceway and Cable Management application and open an Equipment design file. 4. Attach an iModel file from OpenPlant Modeler as a reference. 5. In the Equipment & Cable tab , Click on the iModel Import.6. In the iModel Import dialog , select OpenPlant Modeler (OpenPlant 3D schema).Click OK to import the iModel.7.The Review Differences dialog will be displayed listing all the mechanical equipment. Click on Select All, Accept and Update to proceed with the import. 8. Click OK to select the electrical equipment type from the Equipment Manager which will apply to all the imported mechanical equipment.9.The Equipment Manager will be displayed. Select the electrical equipment such as “Junctionbox” which will be placed for each mechanical equipment.10. After the import process is completed, the Junctionbox gets placed with an offset relative to the insertion point of the mechanical equipment as specified in ELECTRICAL DEVICE OFFSET property. Note- If the ELECTRICAL DEVICE OFFSET property has no value set or if the property itself is not included in the iModel then in both the cases the import will by default place the Junctionbox at same location as mechanical equipment’s insertion point. 11. Click on the mechanical equipment and view the element properties. In the element properties the offset value is displayed which indicates that the electrical device is placed at the corresponding offset value after the iModel is imported.
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