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Process Flow of Pipe Spool drawing Generation
You can use the following process for pipe spool drawing generation with Creo Parametric and ISOGEN.
Using PTC Creo Parametric
Use Creo Parametric for generating the .pcf (Piping Component File) format using the following process. The .pcf files are provided as an input for ISOGEN for generating the spool drawing files in .dxf format.
Data Mapping Files—Prepare the necessary data mapping files. These are .ptd files that you can view or edit using the Pro/TABLE tool. These files are used to map the definition used in Spec-Driven Piping to their equivalent in ISOGEN, for example, ISOGEN Symbol Map file, ISOGEN Nominal Size Map file.
Spec-Driven Piping Model—Activate the assembly that has a pipe piece. Generate spools for the pipelines that have not been spooled.
Spool Information Extraction Program—Extract the spool information of the selected pipeline and write it into the .pcf file.
PCF files contain material and geometrical data from a Spec-Driven Piping model in a readable ISOGEN .pcf (Piping Component File) format. This format serves as an input to ISOGEN for creating pipeline isometric drawings.
Data Control Files—Prepare the necessary data control files. These are text files with an ISOGEN-specified extension that are used to control generation of pipe spool drawing using ISOGEN. You can control what is displayed in the pipe spool drawing and how that should be displayed using these files. Refer to the ISOGEN documentation for their details.
Spool Drawing Generation Program—Load the .pcf files generated by Spec-Driven Piping into ISOGEN and run ISOGEN to generate pipe piece drawings in .dxf format. Multiple .pcf files can be processed by ISOGEN in a single execution.
You can open the .dxf format in Detailed Drawings or use any other CAD package that supports .dxf files for further editing and plotting.
Drawing in Detailed Drawings—Activate a drawing and import a .dxf file generated by ISOGEN into Detailed Drawings. If required, additional annotation or modification on the drawing can be done using the functionality provided in Detailed Drawings. Subsequently, you can send the drawing to plot. Distributed Batch provides functionality to plot these drawings in batch mode.