Export Setup

When objects in a model are connected to their respective process codes, you can use this intelligence in the model when exporting to, e.g., DWG, LandXML, or IFC. For these formats, you can set up multiple combinations of 'Code' and 'Description' found in the classifications, so that, e.g., DWG layer names and LandXML object names are named according to classifications.

Setup and End Results

The correlation between export setup, conversion rules, and final results is as these next pictures show. The setup for using classification in the exported file might look like this.

The numbers on the right from 0-4 correlate with the conversion rules as shown below (example from IFC conversion rule). The image shows the setup in the 'Attributes Conversion per Feature' dialog extension.

Note: DWG does not have the conversion rule to set this up, and accepts only 2 field code groupings separated by a 'Field code delimiter'. For DWG, the first group will be the LayerName. The second group will be the layer's description as shown in the CAD Layer Manager.

Example: To DWG

Export to DWG

To produce a DWG file with process codes in the layer name, you must start the function Export to DWG on the Delivery menu. This functionality is only available here.

The following menu bar appears.

To set up the classifications to be generated in the layer name, you must choose the Use field codes option (here shown as “Bruk feltkoder”) in the drop-down list below layer standard assignment and then press Settings (sprocket). Then you get the following dialog:

In the open drawing setup shown above, have a layer structure that looks as follows; (depending on which objects you have chosen to send to DWG )

Example: To LandXML or IFC

In the same way as for DWG export, in LandXML/IFC export you must also set up how the string to be sent to LandXML should look as to code and description. In the export choose LandXML as the format and then press Settings (sprocket) which provides access to a setting dialog.

The following picture shows one example of how a code and description are combined. This string is later sent to the object name of the object in the LandXML file.

From import;

Done uploaded;

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