What is new in Smap3D Plant Design version 12?

The most important improvements in version 12 of Smap3D Plant Design are: [read more]

Organizing your Smap3D P&ID Symbol Menu with Bookmarks

Have you ever wondered why some of the symbol libraries have links (bookmarks) to different categories of equipment in your symbol menu and some don't? [read more]

Adjusting your ISO orientation for SolidWorks

There is now more options for you to freely control the output of you ISO drawings without doing anything more than choosing a different option from the Smap3D Isometric settings menu. Let's look at exactly where this setting is. [read more]

Enhancements for Smap3D Plant Design V11 SP2

Here are the Highlights of some of the most notable enhancements for Smap3D Plant Design: Layout of the P&ID To-Do List, Creating Sub-assemblies, Zooms and more. [read more]

Conversion of Smap3D standard and repetition parts for SolidWorks 2015

Save the Smap3D data storage (standard and repetition parts) with this "Smap3D SolidWorks 2015 conversion tool" - before starting to work with Smap3D parts in SolidWorks 2015 or its future versions: [read more]

How do I make line link symbols available?

Have you ever tried to make a new Line link symbol, but the symbol you want to use is not in the drop down list? [read more]

How do I use the P&ID symbols I have created in another CAD program?

Problem: I don’t want to recreate the symbols I have already created once in my old P&ID software again in Smap3D. How do I import them so I can use them in Smap3D P&ID? Click here to see a detailed video 1. First you will need to export the symbol(s) you wish to use in […] [read more]

Adding Insulation to Smap3D Pipelines

Problem: I need to add insulation to my pipeline, however the "insulation" tool is grayed out. Here are the steps to add insulation to your pipelines in Smap3D. [read more]

Changing an elbow to a tee and adding a branch

How do I make changes to existing Smap3D Pipelines to make an elbow into a tee and add a new branch to the pipeline? [read more]

Inserting a reducer

How do you add a reducer to your pipeline. In the following you will find detailed instructions on how to add a reducer to a pipeline. 1st you must edit the 3D sketch in SolidWorks, right click on it and select “split point”. Then click along the sketched line to place a point where the […] [read more]

What is Smap3D Plant Design?

Smap3D Plant Design is a solution for pipeline planning and plant design, and consist of several software applications. [read more]

Is a free of charge viewer for Smap3D P&ID diagrams available?

YES, [read more]

Which components can automatically placed with Piping?

Depending on the geometric situation of the drawn pipeline path and the used pipe specification Piping can fully automatically place or generate the following fittings. [read more]

How is the general workflow at work with the P&ID to 3D Piping connection?

1) Preparatory steps: Enhancement of the 3D Piping pipe specifications with the “PID_ID” information. This ID is taken from the P&ID component database and it links/connects the 2D P&ID data record with the 3D-CAD model in the pipe specification. This link will used for automatic placement of 3D inner equipment components (3D models) via To-Do […] [read more]

What is the P&ID to Piping To-Do list?

The integrated To-Do list functionality is the direct connection between Smap3D P&ID and Smap3D Piping. [read more]

How to change the port for CAD Partner license services after installation?

Note: All license services (Smap3D clients und license server) must use the same communication port. [read more]

How you can start the CAD Partner License Service manually?

The Smap3D license server ‘CAD Partner License Service’ is a Windows service which manages the licenses (permanent, floating, and temporary). [read more]

Which versions of Smap3D Piping are available?

The following version numbers match to one CAD system and version: [read more]

Which standard parts are included in the Smap3D Piping package for SolidWorks®?

The software package of Smap3D Piping for SolidWorks® include a lot of 3D standard parts in native SolidWorks® format, as well as the application to manage the standard parts, called Smap3D PartFinder. [read more]

Which standard parts of Smap3D are available for Solid Edge®?

For an instant start with Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge® you can order the Smap3D plant design library. The Smap3D PartFinder is the required application to manage the standard parts. [read more]

How to integrate components from SolidWorks® configurations in the Smap3D standard parts library?

It is possible to import components from SolidWorks® configurations (only Part configurations) automated into the Smap3D standard part library. [read more]

What must components for Piping generally include?

In Smap3D Piping for SolidWorks® for the automatic recognition of all the components which need to be taken into account when generating or updating pipelines, the components must carry some specific information. [read more]

How to import existing components to the Smap3D standard parts library?

It is possible to import existing components (Part and Assembly files) automated into the Smap3D standard parts library (database). [read more]

How to create a pipeline path in Solid Edge®?

There are two possibilities to create pipeline pathes in Solid Edge®. [read more]

How to create a pipeline path in SolidWorks®?

There is one possibility to create and draw a pipeline path in SolidWorks®: [read more]

How to create custom pipes for usage in Piping?

To generate a pipe with Smap3D Piping the software does not require any 3D geometry. Only the characteristics ‘wall thickness‘ and ‘outer diameter‘ in the library files are sufficient. [read more]

What is the characteristic file?

  Smap3D Piping uses ‘Bend radius’, ‘Outer diameter’, ‘Minimum flat length’, ‘Maximum flat length’ and ‘Wall thickness’ to define and generate the geometry of each pipe. [read more]

What must components for Piping generally include?

In Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge® for the automatic recognition of all the components which need to be taken into account when generating or updating pipelines, the components must carry some specific information. [read more]

Which database formats are supported in Smap3D P&ID?

Smap3D P&ID supports ‘dbase’ and ‘Microsoft Access’ databases directly. [read more]

Which symbol libraries are supplied with Smap3D P&ID?

The database supported application Smap3D P&ID supplies the following symbol libraries: [read more]

What are finishing components?

The following requirements apply to ‘finishing components’ in Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge®, [read more]

What are flange components?

The following requirements apply to ‘flanges’ and ‘flange components’ in Smap3D Piping for SolidWorks®, [read more]

What are flange components?

The following requirements apply to ‘flanges’ and ‘flange components’ in Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge®, [read more]

What are finishing components?

The following requirements apply to ‘finishing components’ in Smap3D Piping for SolidWorks®, [read more]

What are flow through components?

The following requirements apply to ‘flow-through components’ in Smap3D Piping for SolidWorks®, [read more]

What are flow through components?

This following requirements apply to ‘flow through components’ in Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge®,  [read more]

What is Smap3D Piping for SolidWorks®?

Smap3D Piping is the ideal extension for SolidWorks®, [read more]

What is Smap3D Piping for Solid Edge®?

Smap3D Piping is the ideal extension for Solid Edge® XpresRoute, [read more]