0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2009 9:59 AM by 1-L54286

    IGES 3D piping protocol export in SolidWorks

      Hi All,
      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:

       

      http://www.iges5x.org/aps/piping/disk03/CH3_PS.ZIP

       

      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.

       

      Thanks