When a Cadworx P&ID drawing is copied into the plant 3D project all of the equipment blocks and schematic lines are brought over as single lines and the intellegence is lost.
Is there any way to bring the Cadworx drawing in and keep the intelligence without having to manually convert all items on the drawing to a "P&ID object"?
The Cadworx P&ID drawings to be converted are quite complex and to have to manually convert each piece of equipment and the schematic lines will be quite time consuming.
Any advice will be most appreciated.
Currently, no there is not a way to convert CADWorx items. Can you post a drawing that has been copied into a project? I'm surprised at the comment "brought over as single lines and the intelligence is lost."
When you convert an object, AutoCAD P&ID essentially, wraps it up and calls in a P&ID object, so CADWorx will not be able to recognize the item any longer.Theoretically, you could explode the P&ID object, to get back to the CADWorx information.
I am resurrecting this thread because I really need a clear answer. We have been using CadWorx P&ID for years. Upper management is considering the leap to AutoCad P&ID but we need to be able to migrate our drawings without losing data.
Is this possible or are the two programs incompatible?
The OP was asking if there is an automated process for importing/converting P&IDs. The answer to that is no, there is no automatic way of doing that.
The process is a manual one.
For an AutoCAD object, you can select it, right-click and choose convert to P&ID Object. B/c CADWorx uses AutoCAD objects, this is the process you would use.
To transfer database information, you would use the Import/Export functionality and select the tag property as a UID (database id). Once the Import/Export is setup properly, you can export a table from the P&ID database and import the data into AutoCAD P&ID.
You would have to modify the line group information.
In all conversion processses, you need to test to find out at which point you should just create the drawing from scratch. Most often, people convert the equipment, and then create the lines, valves , and instruments new.