I was wondering if we can import a Factory CAD plan to Plant Simulation ?
It is possible to make Plant Simulation recognize the conveyors drawn on the Factory CAD object ?
Thank you very much
in earlier versions of Plant Simulation we supported the SDX interface. This interface could be used to export data from FCAD and import them into Plant Simulation.
But this interface is no longer supported.
May be you can export the CAD data from FCAD and import them into Plant Simulation as a background picture. Currently i'm not sure which file format will be supported by FCAD.
Could you please explain in more detail what your expectations are?
Hope this will answer your question.
The bridge between a layout done in FCAD and Plant sim is the JT file.
You can export JT files from FCAD and import them into Plant Sim, but as Guido explained this will not keep layout positioning.
Generally speaking, the idea to create a
PSi layout from some design system through an interface is not new.
If you map the design objects with psi objects and read the position + orientation from the design objects
you basically have the data you need to automatically create a PSi layout
s. screenshots below from an interface developed 2002
FCAD allows for 2 different export types which you find in FCAD Tools: JT exports the graphics - whole scene or selected elements. SDX (Simulation Data Exchange) exports simulation relevant data, including type, position, and many more for each FCAD object in XML format. From this you could - as was mentioned - build up the simulation model automatically. You need to write a parser that goes through the XML data, and you need to provide Plant Simulation objects for each type of FCAD object.
With DATAEXTRACTION this would be even possible for pure ACAD objects.
BTW: I presume that PSi stands for "Plant Simulation"?