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milan.blom
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Convert settings Autoplant catalog

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10-29-2012 01:36 AM

I'm trying to import a Autoplant catalog into Plant3D using the Convert option in Speceditor.

 

For some components I need to use the pulled bend (CPBP) component in P3D. To achive this i'm trying to adjust the Geometry Mapping in the Convert settings for Autoplant. I need to change the 'CPB - BW' setting to 'CPBP - BW'. 

 

However, although I can delete the exisitng items, when I try to add an extra item by typing 'CPBP' in the 'Add script name' fleld and either use the Tab key or clicking the '+', the entry disappears and the field stays empty, or I get an error: "Please enter a valid name"

 

Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

 

See also attached screenshot

Convert settings.jpg

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tarrynd
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Re: Convert settings Autoplant catalog

11-02-2012 03:51 AM in reply to: milan.blom

Hi There,

 

This is a bug, but there is a work around. What you will need to do is edit inside the ATPtoP3DGeometryMapping.xml

 

Firstly make sure to make a copy of the ATPtoP3DGeometryMapping.xml before editing

Inside the xml file search for "AT_ELBOW_LR_90"

Then you will add in the following (underneath the line <ScriptMatchCollection>):

              <P3dScriptMatch>
                <Name>CPBP</Name>
                    <PropertyValues>
                       <string>BW</string>
                     </PropertyValues>
                </P3dScriptMatch>

 

So it should look like the attached screen shot.

Then when you re open the mapping settings for the AutoPlant to AutoCAD Plant 3D it will look like the 2nd image I have attached.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Tarryn

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milan.blom
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Re: Convert settings Autoplant catalog

11-02-2012 04:52 AM in reply to: tarrynd

Tarryn,

 

Thanks a lot, that helps.

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