I have a pipe design in IGES format from which i need to extract data for a CNC bender. I read that IGES supports 3D piping application protocol. I have the following questions:
1. Are there ways in Solidworks to convert a piping system geometry into pipe runs ?
2. Given a pipe run is there a standard representation for centerline data in IGES format?
3. How can i extract centerline data from such an iges file?
Here is a link on IGES 3D Piping Application protocol:
According to the IGES 3D Piping Application protocol( PDF file attached), top level hierarchy in the piping systems are represented using the entity type 402.7 / 402.15.