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Schematic-Driven Pipeline Modeling
Schematic-driven pipeline modeling is 3D pipeline modeling based on 2D Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) data created in the Routed Systems Designer. This P&ID data or schematic information is stored in an XML file.
During pipeline creation, pipeline routing, and fitting insertion, schematic-driven pipeline modeling uses the information of a pipeline from the XML file to avoid inconsistencies between the 2D and the 3D models.
You can use the schematic information in the XML file only if:
The piping_schematic_driven configuration option is set to yes.
The piping design mode is spec-driven.
To specify an absolute path to be used as the start location for XML file selection and look-up, set the piping_schematic_xml_dir configuration option to the required path. The default path for the XML file is your working directory.