Intergraph Transfer

Posted by: jameshampson

Intergraph Transfer - 07/03/00 08:22 AM

Dear sir/madam,
I am currently working on the process of transferring isometrics between Intergraph's plantspace and Caesar. I have successfully transferred a file from intergraph to Caesar via the .cii filter. However, when the file reaches Caesar the node numbers are corrupted. On a straight length of pipe there maybe 20 nodes, e.g. 1 to 10010, 10010 to 10011 .... 20019 to 6, 6 to 10060, 10060 to 10061. The direction of the pipe, the diameter and schedule are all correct, however, the temperature, allowables, nodes and materials are not. Does anyone know how to export files with a greater degree of correctness?. Any response would be appreciated, thank you.
James Hampson
Posted by: Richard Ay

Re: Intergraph Transfer - 07/03/00 11:06 AM

The Intergraph PDS module makes a standard neutral file (with a .n suffix). CAESAR II has an interface which will read this neutral file.

The PDS neutral file contains its own node numbers. The CAESAR II interface does have an option to renumber the nodes during the transfer, but node numbering has never presented a problem.

Assuming the material mapping file is present, material properties can be transfered into the CAESAR IImodel.

Temperatures and pressures should also be transfered with no problems. Allowable stress values are not present in the neutral file, so the stress analyst should set/check these.

If you encounter a PDS neutral file that will not transfer properly into CAESAR II, send the neutral file to COADE for evaluation (

Richard Ay (COADE, Inc.)