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IGES 3D piping protocol export in SolidWorks

Question asked by 1-L54286 on Sep 24, 2009

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:


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.